Dad smudging in 1965

This is a picture of Dad smudging (protecting the fruit from frost damage) four years before I was born. It's taken by Lloyd Smith, who's been a friend of the family since Dad was a boy. You can see all the shots he took that night by visiting his online gallery.

I helped smudge a handful of times once I was old enough, but Dad graciously let us have enough sleep to study well. It was just on the incredibly cold nights that my brother Bob and I needed to get up and help.

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