Thursday, July 10, 2014

THROWBACK THURSDAY


The Field Producer
Republican National Convention
Dallas, Texas - 1984

In spite of the cigarette, I was fighting a cold.  It was blazing hot outside and air conditioned to freezing inside.

Hard to believe that was 30 years ago!


Here's the full crew, happy the week is finally over

13 comments:

  1. Still got that hat?

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    1. I don't. Have no idea what happened to it. It was a Stetson I bought on the first night in Dallas.

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  2. You look pretty darn cool in that white hat.

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  3. Hey, I know it is not you; it is Hunter S. Tompson.

    Local reporter Budge Ruffner talked the Prescott Courier into sending him to the 1964 Republican Convention in San Francisco. A man with close ties to Prescott was getting nominated for President, Barry Goldwater. They shared the hotel room.

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  4. Just thirty years ago, bet it seems like yesterday

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  5. In order for it to HST there would have to be a 12" long holder for the cigarette.
    Man, can you imagine if we'd had Stassen as a prez instead of Raygun?? I'd have voted for hiim over Mondale. He might just have won, considering Mondale.

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  6. So you spent a week rubbing shoulders with politicians? Did you have to go back to your hotel and decontaminate every evening? :)

    S

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    1. Actually I spent several decades with politicians. Most of them weren't so bad.

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  7. Great shot of you at work. I remember those convention weeks! Good thing we were younger then.

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  8. That guy behind you looks kind of like a young Kent Dana ??

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  9. This is one of my all-time favorite photos - it says everything about the people and the time. Classic.

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