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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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JUST REMEMBERING....Thumbing through the 1978 Harding yearbook brings up another interesting picture about how things used to be.  We used to sew a lot!  We women had sewing machines.  We had a special place set up for that sewing maching and we made our own clothes, our kids clothes, and we visi...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Here's a snapshot of the framed print of an older house that was in Searcy AR.  It is gone now and I am wondering how many folks in Searcy might remember the house.  This print was done by Arni Anderson, an artist who attended Harding.  It is dated '74.  Arni is still an active artist and lives i...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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"The way we were" was evidently a feature that was run by the Searcy Daily Citizen many years ago.  How do I know that?  Because I was just going through old things and stumbled upon a bag full of Citizen clippings that I'd forgotten we had.  The papers and clippings were saved by my now deceased...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Class reunion 1954 graduates, 30 years later.So who do you recognize?  I see lots of faces in here that I know or did know bacause some are no longer with us.  You might have fun, if you grew up in Searcy AR, trying to name them.  The picture was loaned to me by a friend for me to place on this b...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Sowell's Furniture!What a great old picture and this, believe it or not, is on an advertisng card mailed to my family a few years ago.  The card was an invitation to join them in celebrating 65 years in the location at 207 W. Arch in Searcy AR!  There was to be a 25% to 65% off sale in the store....

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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 You saw two pretty pieces of pottery above.  The second picture shows you the bottom of the taller one and it gives the date and the studio who made it.I found these pots at estate sales and thought they were nice and brought them home.  I tried and tried to remember where I had heard of the Aro...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Sleep-over of yesteryear?This picture was given to me by Sherry Person, whose dad collected lots of pictures and loved history, for this blog.  It makes me think of how kids used to have fun.  This seems to show young boys out in the woods with a tent, building a fire and probably planning a "sle...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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This photo shows the other most popular attire in the 1950s with Searcy High School girls.  We just discussed the pearls-with-a-sweater trend and now we have another picture with the little-scarf-around-the-neck style.  I mentioned that I grew up in Georgia and we dressed this way also and I wond...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Fashionable girls who were football royalty.I grew up in Georgia and I can remember pulling my sweater up under my pearls and I looked similar to these girls from Searcy AR.  I also had the socks with shoes like these, the skirt that showed only a short amount of leg so the style must have been n...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Jody's new car?Here's another great old snapshot that was loaned to me with permission to share on this blog.  The writing was underneath the scanned photo and tells who was there......even down to the dog's name.  But we don't know who owned the dog!  Jody Taylor, so it says, was home from the A...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Where they were?  What they were doing?  Why they were together?I don't know.  (But Searcy Sleuths will know.)   I do recognize lots of the ladies.  In fact, I recognize almost all of them but can't recall the names.  Definitely, they were on a nice brick porch and they were all dressed up.  I do...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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 A friend and I were visiting an estate sale a few days ago.  The sale was for property from a very well known Searcy AR person who had passed away.  She had grown up in Searcy, moved away for years and years, and then moved back.  There in the house was hanging a white-looking jumpsuit thing wit...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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The last one!  Promise!We have just had two birthday parties from many years ago on this blog.  I promise that this is the last one and it really needs to have someone tell us who these lovely girls (and we are down to two handsome boys) were.  Anita Hart, our little birthday queen, is in the mid...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Bear with me.  We were on the subject of birthday parties of the past and how much they brought out the dress clothes and the good manners for the youngsters.   Well, here we are with the possible same bunch of kids on the same street but just a little bit older.  Anita Hart Fuller is right there...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Remember days like this?  It is probably typical of parties held long ago.  All the kids are told to look this way for the picture but the sun is so bad on their eyes that they have to put the arm up.  Note all the shadows of the grownups looking on for the fantastic picture of the kids having a ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Here is a great old post card showing a Searcy AR family visiting the world's tallest building.  As they climbed to the top, the photo guy was there to snap their picture and sell it to them.  The picture had to be made prior to 1972 because that is when the Empire State Building in New York lost...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Bicycles!How many of us can remember our first bicycles and how they were treasured and how we were so thrilled when we got one, even if it was a used one, beat-up and not beautiful!  I do!  It was there on the front porch of the old house we lived in.  My dad had sneaked it in there for me and m...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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REMEMBER PHONE NUMBERS?  It was easy when they were small numbers.  Anita Hart Fuller, our blog source for so many things, has an old phone book with phone numbers and addresses. We thought it would be fun to see who had the first 10 phone numbers in Searcy and the locations.  We were unable to t...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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It does not seem possible now but in 1978 and shortly before then a lady REALTOR was rare.  This picture comes from a 1978 Harding yearbook and shows the Action Real Estate Center at 2909 East Race Street in Searcy AR.  Lots of students are in front of it and in the background I believe we are se...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Here's another photo loaned by Anita Hart Fuller and it is also a very interesting one.  It shows three ladies standing outside a house (and we know which house it was) and posing for the photographer.  It has these names on the back. 1. ?  2. Ruth Fuller  3. Grace Neal.  So the person who wrote ...

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