The Extra Smile

“The Extra Smile,” New Era, August 2009, 35

The Extra Smile

“What are you watching?”

“I dunno …”

“You wanna go play some b-ball? Throw a Frisbee? Go mountain biking?”


“It’s nice to see you’re living a fulfilling life!”

“Shhh! I can’t hear the commercial!”

Ryan Stoker

“Doing family research is like playing hide and seek with your ancestors—except they want to be found!”

Kevin Beckstrom

“Home schooling isn’t as great as I thought it would be. For chemistry class, I have to test the chemical reaction between liquid soap and a pile of dirty dishes. For math, I have to subtract dirt from the carpet and add polish to the furniture. For phys ed, it’s a grueling lawn care triathlon …”

Randy Glasbergen

“Yes, I am the Scoutmaster. How did you know?”

Val Chadwick Bagley