Brownie on the Orange Crate by Bernell Warren Smith

January 15, 2015 2:53 pm Published by Leave your thoughts


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A child in a family of modest means, Bernell Warren Smith received the down-to-earth wisdom of parents who knew how to appreciate even the smallest gifts that life could offer. Wherever they lived, from Big Creek in the Sierras to coastal Santa Barbara, the author’s mother would record the history of her family, whether grand or humble, with her Kodak Brownie camera, perched upon an orange crate for stability. These moments, many of which are included in a photo section, provided Ms. Smith with a sort of template for her wide-eyed, picturesque worldview, and a vivid, engaging style of relating her life’s tales.

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Dimensions8 × 6 × 2 in

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