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COF: Thinks Ralph Roy needs to carry a camera

Comments re article 54307 The Man Who Does It All, by Ralph Roy Waggener The account of J.R. No. 3 - of the Jimmy Reliford (J.R. No. 1), James Ray Hammond (J.R. No. 2), and Junior Stotts (J.R. No. 3) Company

By The COF
Personal Opinion of Knifley, KY's Crusty Ole Fool

Ed, I reckon baby brutha is aged enuf fer ya ta put a picktur takin' box in his hands en show him how ta use it.

I know thet a raconteur of his dimension doesn't come by those tales by hiz ownsef so he shurly must travel a mite en meet a passal o folks. Shor would be nice fer us ole folks to see sum o the places he gits to and the folks he sets up with.

No mor evidence of the truth o my line then this post is needed.

-COF at Dun Roman
High o'er beautiful Downtown Knifley
Whar God gived us all thet's needed so ain't no need to go gal-a-vantin' --COF Thanks, COF It's not a lack of 'Pictur takin box' or the knowledge of how to use it which stops Ralph Roy adding Best Photographer to his Best Writer Status. it.

His nuclear family has given him fine digital cameras, and he got a PhD in photography from the best ever in the business: The late Pete Walker of Columbia Statesman, Adair County News, Green River Sprite, and Lake Cumberland Bugle Fame, who taught him the Golden Trinity of Photography: 1) Be outside. 2) Be Up Close, and 3) Keep your ass to the sun.

No, it's might more blamed on pure sorriness or the company Ralph Roy hangs out with. Time was, he was the best photographer in Tennessee, when he ran was editor of the Celina, TN, Clay Statesman. He may just need a whole new class of friends, as Jim Billy of Greensburg Street Barbecue used to tell me. Ed Waggener

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