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Robin asked me to scan some photos of her dad, and I thought I'd post a few here, which give a feel for the person he was.

Bob_dean_margaret

Here he is with newspaper magnate Dean Lesher and Dean's wife Margaret. Bob managed to stay in the Lesher fold long enough to call it a career, which wasn't true of too many people. A couple of years after Lesher died, his newspapers were sold for $365 million.

Railroad_bob

Here he is doing … what, I have no idea, really. When I think of his work at the newspaper, I think of him as management … he wrote the occasional column but he wasn't a writer. So this picture, which makes him look like he's on his way to The Front Page, isn't quite how I remember him. But there are many pictures like this, so obviously for a lot of people, this IS Bob Smith.

Cowboy_bob

It's hard to find anyone with a bad word to say about the man, and this picture pretty much sums up why.

African_beach

On the back of this photo, he has written "I am the guy in shorts." He had this one blown up … it was on the wall of his family room. He's a long ways from Iowa in this picture.

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