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October 19, 2006

October 19, 2006

Thursday's Transglobal Informal Challenge: Catch a Smile

This is what had us all smiling:
Some of you will remember that 2 weeks ago I had a reunion with old friends. That was when these images were taken. See Here

In yesterday's posting I told you about us learning of Philip Simmons while on a tour of Charleston. Click Here for a recap of Mr. Simmons's background.

As the tour bus rolled down the street that Mr. Simmons lived on he, Mr. Simmons, got out of a SUV and walked toward his house. We asked the tour guide to stop the bus. There were smiles all around.

Mr. Simmons is 94 years-old and no longer makes ornamental ironworks.
Meet Joseph Prinkle. He is Mr. Simmon's nephew. Mr. Simmons started teaching Joesph to work with ornamental wrought iron when Joe was 13 years-old. Now it is Joesph who makes the Simmons Gates. Joesph in turn is teaching another family member, who is in his teens, to work with the wrought iron.

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1moremile23-Dec-2006 23:18
Great photo. Very warm hearted.
don nieman23-Oct-2006 09:55
This is a really good shot. No shadows, nice smiles, good feelings.Well done!
Our Colin20-Oct-2006 22:43
Great story! Lots'a happy smiles..
Barbara Heide20-Oct-2006 19:51
touching! lovely smile shot!
Dave Wixx20-Oct-2006 16:13
Lovely group shot, lovely genuine smiles.
Char20-Oct-2006 13:13
Excellent group shot Dave! V
Susan Leigh20-Oct-2006 08:03
A great image, all happy smiles, well captured.
Eckhart Derschmidt20-Oct-2006 07:55
Great story - and very warm smiles indeed! It is so difficult to capture even two persons looking good on one image - here all the six of you just look great! Well done!
TimA20-Oct-2006 07:08
Lots of genuine warmth in this image David - nice one!
Gary Winters20-Oct-2006 05:50
What a great story; what a great day; what a wonderful photo.
Bill Ewart Jr20-Oct-2006 03:03
and it looks like everyone is holding a camera too! Great bunch of guys!
De'Carr Studio20-Oct-2006 02:45
There is nothing like good friends..everyone looks happy to be togehter. nice capture, Dave.
Bill Warren20-Oct-2006 01:59
A joyful capture of friends coming together and smiles captured.
Yvonne20-Oct-2006 01:55
A wonderful story and a delightful shot of all the smiles!
Khalid Hameed20-Oct-2006 00:42
very nice Dave!!
faye white20-Oct-2006 00:32
how awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :))))))))))))))))))))))
love all these smiles!!!!
JD20-Oct-2006 00:30
A very nice collection of smiles!
Greg Harp20-Oct-2006 00:09
Great shot Dave, marvelous story.
noearlybird20-Oct-2006 00:02
Such a nice group picture AND smile! Kathie
Cindi Smith19-Oct-2006 23:55
Great that the tradition is moving in the family to keep up that gorgeous work! Beautiful smiles all around! Great shot, Dave!
Sam Stevenson19-Oct-2006 22:52
Great shot and great narrative about this wonderful family heritage.
Veysel Birinci19-Oct-2006 22:47
Great shot. Bravo
Duke Barrett, Jr.19-Oct-2006 22:46
What a great shot. So much shown in this shot. GMV
laine8219-Oct-2006 20:58
What an opportunity not to be missed...I magine you were all smiling for a long time after the meeting !!
Priya Shailesh19-Oct-2006 20:58
Great capture...Voted
Ralph19-Oct-2006 20:43
Great picture and story.
shatterbug19-Oct-2006 20:25
:-) Definitely fulfills the challenge obligation! Lot of smiles here!
Bill Gallagher19-Oct-2006 20:18
Looks like a whole bucket full of smiles. Nice capture.
Jessica McCollum19-Oct-2006 19:57
WOW! You caught SEVERAL smiles : ) Great story!
Ray :)19-Oct-2006 19:48
What a lovely story!
Smiles all round!
Al Chesworth19-Oct-2006 19:44
Great smiles Dave and some crafts never die.
Carole Stevens19-Oct-2006 19:35
Great shot love all these smiles they look like fun, beautifully captured and a great memory too!
chrisse19-Oct-2006 19:33
That's a lot of happy smiles there. Nice story behind it too.
wernere0119-Oct-2006 19:32
That are really great smiles altogether.
Jen Bixler19-Oct-2006 19:17
I was going to ask you yesterday if he was still living since you did not provide the information...So glad to see that he is and what are the odds that you would run into him? This is super and you have a great smile and happiness about you here.
Love it and thanks for sharing.
estralita19-Oct-2006 19:11
A great bunch of SMILES :)
beverley harrison19-Oct-2006 18:43
lovely smiles!!
purpod19-Oct-2006 18:19
Nice narrative & great group of smiles! Xllnt job! Blessings, Mr. Simmons!
CJ Burianek19-Oct-2006 17:37
enjoyed the history behind this shot - great story and definitely explains the smiles ;)
Sheila19-Oct-2006 17:23
No wonder you're all smiles! How incredible a story is that!
Rich Westfall19-Oct-2006 17:22
Excellent photo.
Ed Goodnight19-Oct-2006 17:15
How cool is that!
nordic19-Oct-2006 17:13
A fine collection of smiles!!
Chris(tine)19-Oct-2006 17:12
Miles and miles of smiles! Chris
Coleen Perilloux Landry19-Oct-2006 16:48
Mr. Simmons would bring a smile to anyone. He is a fine gentleman. Lots of smiles in this photo.
J. Scott Coile19-Oct-2006 16:44
What a great smiling group!
Wei O'Connell19-Oct-2006 16:30
Great shot. Superb smiles!
Bob Foisel19-Oct-2006 16:25
Excellent group shot with lots of smiles.
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography19-Oct-2006 16:09
Nicely caught :)
Jola Dziubinska19-Oct-2006 16:03
Superb smiles!
JSWaters19-Oct-2006 15:58
Lovely recount of family tradition passed down. Great group of smiles!
olivier bruning19-Oct-2006 15:55
indeed a sixpack! it's getting better all the time! lovely shot.
Nicki Thurgar19-Oct-2006 15:53
Great story and a whole bunch of lovely smiles!!
Guest 19-Oct-2006 15:48
what a wonderful story and fantastic image!
Dan Chusid19-Oct-2006 15:37
A six-pack of smiles!
...and a great little story to go with it.