|Ron in Full Smile|
I've been told I have a good smile. My Mother had a great smile. My father, not so much. Some people look odd when they smile. Some look great. Some don't.
|My brother Isaac and I goofing it up for the camera|
I am a pretty serious person and a lot of time I am deep in though thus the serious face. Also, many of my photos were taken by Bill or other people who are/were intimidated by me handing them my camera to take a picture of me. I rarely get pictures that others take of me. In fact, not too many people take pictures of me with their cameras. If they do I have to ask them.
|Serious at Rehoboth Beach|
When I'm serious, I have a Serious Face. Not very inviting I'm told. Most of the time I hung out at the bars I was by myself. Frequently a stranger would come up to me and say "You should smile more. You look great when you smile!" This unsolicited comment from a stranger. They probably saw a friend talking to me.
|Me with brother John (not smiling)|
|Me with brother John (smiling)|
My default personality is one that is eager to please so I almost always smile with my interactions with friends and strangers. In fact that's why I like my hotel front desk job, I have the opportunity to meet a lot of people and make them feel comfortable during their stay in our hotel. Occasionally I run into a stinker and my smile fades. And then it's the Serious Ron again.
|Two great smiles! Ron and Mark|
|Two more great smiles! Anne Marie (of Philly) and me|
|Me and Joyce (from my bank job in Philly in 1986)|
|I always smile when I hold a cat - 1953|
|Two tired critters - 2005|
|My best class picture ever - 5th grade 1953|