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I usually don’t photograph or paint people – but it can happen…

Where Did They Go?

Where Did They Go

I’ve noticed a recent increase in Phone Booth Nostalgia – “Share-if-you-remember” posts, Internet memes, comic strips and such – and that got me to thinking about the fact that I could probably find at least two of them that I had spotted within the last 10 years. So I went off on a road trip just to see if they were still there and photograph them…

Turns out I was too late for one of them, and it’s no longer around. That one used to stand in Carter Cove on the north shore of Lake Nimrod, and there is still a short run of sidewalk that used to lead up to it, but the booth itself is gone. (R.I.P.)

But about 25 miles away from that location, this beauty still stands – and still works as far as I know. (Carrying pocket change is something else that’s almost gone the way of the phone booth.)

You can find it in Bluffton, Arkansas on Hwy 28 – and it’s hard to miss as you pass by. You can even see it on Google Street View. There’s a map below – and geo coordinates for the hardcore.

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Fishing is a Rush

Fishing is a Rush

Yeah, these guys were actually fishing at the base of the Lake Nimrod Dam on the Fourche La Fave River in Arkansas – while the dam was running full-blast. They were catching them, too! If you look close, you can see the man standing on the left has a fish in his hand. They were throwing the ones they wanted to keep in that green bucket at the base of the wall – note the stepstool they brought to get up there.

I seldom do video, but I took about 20 seconds worth of this scene – and you can catch that yourself below…

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Alfred

Alfred

I want to wish a Happy Birthday to Alfred Beebe – 83 years old today (Dec. 17th) – Korea / Viet Nam Veteran, quite a character, still strong as an ox, and the father of a dear friend of mine.

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