Longview News-Journal from Longview, Texas on October 14, 1982 · Page 12
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Longview News-Journal from Longview, Texas · Page 12

Longview, Texas
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Thursday, October 14, 1982
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;12-A THURSDAY, October 14, 1982, Longview Morning Journal V 5 I. V 4-v .' " U- rKA ernta bombeck At wif ?s end .4; 'i'-. sj 'i '--r'-,'- t' Vl-J" '-vx y"-' ' ;.' A'1 f- .-J a ' ',: v Camera obsolete upon possession ; a- . ,. 1982 Field EnterprUe. . . I am one of a dozen or so people in this country who does not own a camera. " I considered buying one once in 1971, the year our daughter graduated from high school. Between ' 'the IS, minutes I picked one out and brought my husband back to look at it, it - had become obsolete. A camera has become obsolete every 15 minutes since then. In all of those years," I have never - heard one amateur photographer say to another, "Here, give me your camera, and I'll take your picture. I know how it works. I've got one just like it." There is a reason for this. NO OTHER PERSON IN THE WORLD HAS A CAMERA LIKE YOURS. I have seen a professional photographer examine another person's camera, receive explicit instructions from the owner, and then take the picture with his finger over the lens cap. Embarrassed, he will say, "Oh, I see, you've got the one that came out three weeks after mine did and the viewfinder was repositioned." It isn't too hard to find out whether the official family photographer is the husband or the wife. We have 18 shoe boxes of slides. They could belong to a widow. There is not' one single picture of my husbarid in them. There are only the kids and me waving to him from the top of the Grand Canyon, a buggy in New Orleans, and a . whirling teacup in Disneywrld. Back in 1978, 1 volunteered to take his picture. He agreed and proceeded to tell me how to use his camera. There was the lens to change, the. light meter to set, the time and distance to judge, and of course the final setting of the focus. By the time I had accomplished all this to his satisfattion, we had not only lost our light, but our 29-year-old marriage was in deep trouble. Our first and last family Christmas card picture was attempted three years ago. I got clean shirts on the boys and a comb through their hair, gave, my daughter a blank check to stay at home, and got the dog hairs off the white sofa. It must have taken my husband an hour and a half to set up his camera so that he could set it and join us in a group picture. The picture shows four people with teeth clenched into fake grins with eight eyes looking at a blur on the lef thand side of the picture. My mother said, "If that's Bill, he looked a lot taller at the wedding." Republicans hear Collins' campaign speakers ; ' . , . From 10-A . As an example of the tight security surrounding the visit, Mrs. Sharp told of trying to drive through the gate onto the grounds. "I told the guard, 'Listen, I'm Jim Collins' sister and I own more of the farm than he does so let me in.' But they said 'No, lady, and I had to park a mile down the road and walk back. At least the guy probably thought that was the most original excuse he'd heard all day." ; She gave a detailed account of the day, describing it as a "mind-boggling event," and included an amusing story about the mysterious "black bag" that always travels with the president. v : ; Back to the subject of her brother, she described him as "extremely intelligent," pointing out he was graduated from high school one month after his 16th birthday, was graduated from Southern Methodist University, received a master's degree in business from Northwestern, and then went to Harvard where he earned his second master's in business. "When he got on the train to leave for Harvard, Mother's last words to him were 'Now, don't go up there and marry a little Yankee,' which of course, he promptly did. His wife, Dee, is from New Jersey, and fortunately, she and mother laughed about that for years." Attesting to his courage, Mrs. Sharp told of Collins' service during WWII when he was sent to England. "My mother lived with cold compresses on her head the whole four years he was gone. He was determined to get into the front zone and he finally got transferred to General Patton's army. He was in the Battle of the Bulge, Christmas of 1944, and that was one of the scariest battles during the war." His business acumen was stressed by Mrs. Sharp, who noted he returned from the service and went to work for Fidelity Union Life Insurance Co. which her father founded in the 1920s. He later became the company's president, a position he held for 11 years until he went into politics. "Jim has been in Congress about 15 years now, and has loved it," Mrs. Sharp said. "But he feels he can do so much more in the Senate." . Interspersing her talk about her brother and his family's attributes with amusing anecdotes about their family life, Mrs. Sharp described him as a very compassionate and caring person. Saying she and her brothers were blessed with the "most marvelous parents ever in the history of the world." "We've just had so much given to us, I think Jim wants to give some back," she said. "We were brought up to put God first, love of family and each other second, and we were all taught that money was to be used to do good." ; Dorothy Malone prefaced her remarks by saying, "Ruth is obviously the extemporaneous, speaker and I always need the script which I'm operating without , today." -v- ' ' Speaking briefly of her acting association with Reagan, Ms. Malone told of owning a picture of the two of them (during the filming of a movie) in a passionate kiss. "I don't know what I will do with it, but surely I can use it someday," she said laughing. She reiterated Mrs. Sharp's description of Jim Collins and said she was glad to be able to campaign on his behalf. "My daughter interned this summer in Washington for Jim and she was so proud and loved the work so much, she decided she never wanted to leave Washington," Ms. Malone said. "But when Jim came home she decided she didn't want to be there unless he was, so she came home too. EARLY FALL SALE coordinates ' Prairie skirts 1 Blouses i . : 50 off : i . s We need to make room for new merchandise, j . . t. t i m s- no 308 Spur 63-N 753-3971 GIVE YOUR CHILD A CHANCE TO ACHIEVE! A NEW SCHOOL YEAR IS STARTING, BUT LAST YEAR'S PROBLEMS WON'T DISAPPEAR. GET HELP NOW AND PREVENT POOR GRADES. LEARNING FOUNDATIONS CANHELPI After testing to pinpoint the student's strengths and weaknesses, our certified staff brings the student up to . hisher highest level of potential achievement in a fraction of the time of - regular classroom instruction. 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