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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Another treasure from Anita Hart Fuller's collection of pictures.This seems to be a post card with the congregation of First United Methodist Church posing in front of the historic church.  There is no date on it so we'd have to guess at the date.  The church windows seem different from the windo...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Miss the service of yesterday?I do.  I must admit that shopping now in at least one of my favorite stores of yesteryear is a disappointment.  There is no one in the shoe department to help you find a size.  There is no one in the ladies department to help you find the proper fit for you.  There a...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Smith-Vaughn Mercantile Co.Let's see if I remember.  This picture was taken from a 1978 Harding yearbook.  I moved to Searcy in 1967 and this business was in operation.  I started working in the real estate field in 1979.  I transferred to Powell Realty a few years later and Powell Realty was loc...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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 Smart crows!I have the very best pets! Crows! They come to visit me each morning and each afternoon and see if I have given them a few treats. If I walk out they greet me with a “Caw, caw, caw.” Translated that means, “ Hey, here’s the old woman again! She may have food!”Crows mate for life, so ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Surprise!How can you know someone for years and years and still be surprised to find out a hidden talent that the person has?  That is exactly what has just happened to me!!My friend and associate,  Alice Lercher, just sorta accidentally showed me some of the fun things she has drawn, cut out, an...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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There's an estate sale coming up this weekend in Searcy AR!The dates will be April 27, 28, and 29 at 111 Cloverdale in Searcy's beloved Cloverdale Subdivision.  I got a preview because my daughter/associate is doing the sale.  I saw these two pencils in a plastic bag with a price on them.  Heard'...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Another delightful photo from Elvin Davenport's collection.We don't have to guess who this young boy was as he was sitting around a pool.  Was it a Searcy AR pool?  Perhaps Larry Leon James, who has verified that this was he, will join in and tell us where it was.  Perhaps, also, he can tell us w...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Here's a neat picture of two dogs.  Back in 1955 in Searcy AR there was probably no license law that required dogs to be kept in their own yard.  These two appear to be tired from roaming all over the place and are now crossing the railroad track to get home.This photo is from Elvin Davenport's p...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Who were they?I'm curious.  This is another one of Elvin Davenport's pictures.  As we have repeated several times, Elvin walked or rode his bike all around the city of Searcy and the surrounding towns way back in the 50's and 60's.  He carried his camera and snapped pictures all the time.  Sherry...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Spring Park in Searcy AR??Yes, we do think so.  This is another of the Davenport photos loaned to us by Sherry Person and taken years ago by Elvin Davenport, a young man who rode around the countryside and citysides and took pictures with his camera.  This appears to be looking East across Main S...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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 Girls ride bikes on the sidewalk is Searcy AR?We have shown several other pictures taken by Elvin Davenport as he roamed around Searcy and surrounding towns on his bike in the approximate 50's and 60's.  Reportedly, the first two girls shown here are Clydell Neal and Mary Kay VanPatten.  The que...

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