S: Smith Family, est. 1949
1: Merlin Francis Smith born 8 Oct 1924 Miami County, Kansas | June Delores Hoch born 9 Oct 1929' Buffalo, New York Born the month the great depression hit
2: Father | Grand Mother | Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Mother | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Nina Fleming | David Fleming | MaryHendrickson | Merlin Smith | Vance Smith | Edward D Smith | Estella Graves | Sampson Fleming | Martha Cook | Wm Hendrickson | Martha Stiegall | Edward C Smith | Amelia Davis | Ira Graves | Cynthia Lovelady
3: The Denny Crest. Our family way back were Denny's from Scotland and Ireland. | Edward D Smith | Amelia Davis Smith | Estella | Margaret Parsons Denny | Dorothy Goffe Denny | Sir Anthony Denny | Christopher, Nora Hoch | Joan Champerone | Estella at 16 | Colonel William Denny | "Dee" Smith | Nora Walsh | Lady Margaret Edgecombe | Edward, Margaret Denny, Waltham Abbey
4: Mother | Grand Father | Grand Mother | Great Grand Mother | Great Grand Mother | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Christopher J Hoch | Christopher E Hoch | Nora Walsh | June Hoch | Olga Disyk | Joseph Disyk | Maria Kuz | John Hoch | Dorathea | Richard Walsh | Nora Buckley | Michal Kuz | Teodizia Kurach
5: Joseph Disyk Grandma Hoch's stepfather. Raised her as his own. | Maria Kuz. She and Olga look so much alike. | Grandpa and Grandma Hoch at their wedding. | Christopher Edward and Nora Walsh Hoch
6: Vance and his mother, Estella Belle. Maria Kuz and some family. Mom, Olga, Nina, Geri, Bonnie, and cousins | Christopher J., Nora Walsh and Christopher E. Hoch. Nina Fleming Smith Vance Smith
7: Such a nice picture of Grandma Smith, Tootsie, Bonnie and Beverly. Grandpa, Grandma, and most of the Hoch family. Grandma and her daughters. She ain't heavy, she's my mother. HA.
9: Gloria, Mickey, Mom Gloria, Christopher (Cree), Mom, Mickey The Hoch family
10: Dad loved the mountains. He loved nature. | Wrightwood. Dad and Mom's first date | Dad enjoyed going out and cutting wood. Ask Jim about them losing a tire. | Only two pictures of dad as a child. This is dad and Uncle Gene.
12: Dad and Mom on a date, aren't they cute!!! | Granddad Smith, Mom and Dad
13: Merlin Francis Smith & June Delores Hoch August 13, 1949
14: Dad and mom met when she was 19 and he was 24. He lived close to her and they both worked at the telephone company. He drove her to and from work and they started to date. They went to Crestline and fished and hiked for their first date. They had a lot of fun together. They honeymooned in Crestline.
15: First House 1950-1958 5336 No. Cochin South Arcadia, California
17: Patricia Ann Smith July 21, 1950
18: Dad, Mom, Patty Grandpa and Grandma Hoch Mom and Granddad
19: Another family gathering Grandmother, mom, aunts, cousins...and the squinty girls.
20: Aunt Beverly, Grandma Nina, Uncle Gene, Mom, Patty Herbie, Patty, Barbie Uncle Cree, Dad, Uncle Herb, Uncle Milton
22: Quite an arm full All dressed and ready to get into mischief
23: Chillin' on a summer day | At the zoo
24: Aww. A little smooch. | Here's the proof !!! See how mean there were to Patty? She got even. She would hit them with the cast on her arm. Ha! What is she doing, getting that close to them?
25: We aren't too sure what is going on but a pretty cute picture. Mom and the three of us, looks like on a beautiful spring or summer day.
26: Fun outside and at the pool!
27: The girls!
28: This is the car mom learned how to drive in. We went to Santa Anita racetrack for her to practice, all three of us in the back seat. When mom would take dad to work we would pretend to be dogs, barking at other cars. Okay, is that weird?
29: Aunt Bonnie, mom, Cathy, Sherry, Patty, Carolyn, Elaine Knott's Mom and us
30: School Days | Lunch boxes Braids Dresses to school. | I remember our dresses, your ones with the buttons were corduroy. | Had to put a picture with saddle shoes! Skinny legs.
31: We had to wear dresses to school
32: FAMILIES ARE FOREVER
33: Pablo and Carrie | Prince was the best dog. We had so much fun with him. Remember King, ate the fireworks and cactus garden. | Prince would play tug of war | Dad built houses for Prince and Pablo with their name and paw print on them.
34: Disneyland | Remember we had to use little books with A,B,C,D,E tickets
35: Riding the burros Flying Saucers Loved these, so fun!!!! | I SAW THE MATTERHORN FIRST!!!
36: Loved our back yard. This is before the pool and shuffleboard were put in. Look Ma!!! No teeth!!! Remember Bletch, Rosemary and Buttercup. | From the front, and from the back. Many hours in the yard. We would pretend to be horses so much dad built us a jump we could put at different heights and jump over. Mom would make us lunches and we would have picnics outside.
37: We used to wear our bubble suits almost every day. | Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange, Avocado trees. | The pool was built after this picture. Remember dad diving into our little pool and going underneath it. | Remember hearing the rain hit the metal roof.
38: Memories? Here are some. Watching Gunsmoke and Bonanza with dad while eating M&M's. | Dad's pancakes with the trap door. | Dad's fudge and penuche. Mom getting chinese food from Chung King. | Saturday night was taco night. Grated dill pickles on them. | Swimming, mumu's, Look at those feet.
39: Wrightwood. Are those the famous red sweatshirts??? Carrie and Elaine posing.
40: Dad, Mom, Christmas 1962 Mom pregnant with Joanne | I remember mom putting up that Santa and Merry Christmas on the mirror. We always had a nice tree, except for the silver one that one year
42: Little cutie Joanne Running from dad's greeting | She always pushed on her belly button and said "aaAAaaa". Remember her toy drawer in the kitchen.
43: Elaine and Carrie sharing a Popsicle with Jo | Patty and Jo eating an apple
44: Bathing caps! | Remember everyone trying to sit on the swan | Floating on a raft. Remember having races across the pool on rafts. | Remember the famous home movie of the crouch down and dive off the board. Dad would put it on backwards and then forward. | We loved our pool. Dad called us little brown berries. How many hours we played in it.
45: How cute are these | Woo. Mom, looking good.
46: All four of us in the duck granddad made for us
47: Some cute pictures of Jo growing up. This picture of granddad is how we remember him. He was so fun to let us put ponytails in his hair. Chicken bones, Boston baked beans, those nougat candies they would bring.
48: The twins and Joanne at the beach. I think Jo is yawning. How cute. | Jo on a turtle at San Diego Zoo. I have on my favorite outfit. I thought I was cool in it. Dad and Jo
49: Our family at Maurice and Tootsie's house. The summer of 1963. | Grandma Nina brought these back to us from Hawaii. Grandma and Aunt Geri taught us how to hula out by the pool.
50: Jo and Michelle and Jenny at Jim and Pat's house after they moved to Utah | School picture of Jo Mom and Jo | Jo catching a fish at Salton Sea | Katherine, Bambi, mom and Jo
51: Granddad and Jo being serenaded??? by Jim | Jo and Shelly | Jo and her horse The five of us Dad tucking in Jo and Shell
52: Aunt Bev, Jimmy, (Dubby)Janice | Granddad and Katherine | Uncle Maurice and Aunt Tootsie | Jimmy, Mike, Johnny, Chris, Danny | Carrie, Elaine and cousin Janice | Barbie and Herbie
53: Cathy, Cheri, Elaine and Carrie Middle picture, Boxhorns | Below is cousin Karen and twins | Grandpa and Grandma Hoch | Mom's brother and sisters
54: A lot of the Hoch family at grandma's birthday
55: Dad and his brothers | Grandma Nina and Mom, Michelle, Uncle Herb, Aunt Bev, Dad, Jo
56: Fun in the Sun!
57: Summer days!
58: If looks could kill. I ain't goin' for it. | They, on the other hand, look totally into it and all excited. Are they asking for red sweatshirts?
59: Anything better than Christmas | Somebody is tired. How much fun we used to have. | These are some of my favorites. This picture on the right is one of my all time favorites. Total bliss, and one of the twins looking at me...makes me laugh out loud. | I love mom's face in this picture above. | Another memory of Christmas.
62: Remember playing caroms till our fingers hurt. Bikes, dolls, clothes, games. | Joanne all ready for Christmas
63: Our cute stockings. That doll threw a ball. | Had to put in pictures of Santa when we lived on Kendall Street. My dress for Snow Princess.
64: She had a big collection of horses and cartoon glasses
65: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
66: Pictures of dad working,, BBQ'ing, and other pictures to remind us of our dad.
67: Pictures of mom working, and others to remind us of our mom. I loved that dress or mumu she wore.
70: Happy Easter. All dressed up and ready for a fun day.
71: A favorite picture. Mom and Dad at Maurice and Tootsie's
72: This picture of our family is in 1967 or 1968. Article from the paper about the twins.
73: 164 W Magna Vista, Arcadia. Our favorite. The end of a long cul-de-sac. Pool, big patio, tetherball, parties, Christmas, Easter, 4th of July BBQ's, fireworks, so many memories here. The best house ever. 1958-1964
74: House we rented for 8 months. 2632 Kendall St, La Verne. Pool table upstairs was fun. 1965-1970 Alta Loma home. 5968 Hellman. 1970-1972
75: Washington home. 1981-1984 | Monroe home. Lots of good memories here too. Homemade ice cream with fresh raspberries out of their yard. Ethel the pig. The tire swing in the pine tree.
76: Crestline. On Boa Drive. Remember the tree that came up through the porch, and the squirrels running on the roof, and the food would be frozen if we went up during the winter. We slept till noon, then went to San Moritz Club and laid out and swam. Then we would go to town and go to the arcade and play games and take pictures.
78: Pictures of some of our cars. Wish I had a picture of the T-Bird. | Impala. They put a car in the demolition derby in Richfield, Utah. | Dad named his trucks. Big Bertha...loved to go get wood in it. Jenny was the yellow truck. | No pictures of the station wagon, the Opal, the yellow Maverick and dad's green truck. They also had a red and black car when we were little.
79: School pictures Senior pictures