Saturday, February 02, 2019


(I apologize to those of you who have read this before.  It's a repeat but a fun one)
1959 was a year of beginnings. My husband and I lived in New York City and we’d fashioned one of the rooms in our apartment into a dark room for his burgeoning free lance photography business. Everything seemed to be falling in place but we had yet to come up with a logo that satisfied us.

A friend of ours was the Art Director for Swissair and he designed the logo that’s pictured above. It was clean and simple and we loved it.  It was my husband’s initials (RD) in lower case (rd).  We used it on all of our correspondence and even had little glue-backed stamps made up for us in rolls, such as you see at the Post Office. They included along with the logo the words “Richard Dean Concept” and we would adhere one to each finished photo before presenting it to a client.

Another new acquisition at that time was a miniature dachshund we named Tiger. 
She was just a puppy but we were pleased to see that she took quickly to being paper trained.  However we never were able to stop her chewing her way happily through most of our slippers and anything else that she found tempting.  This wasn't a big deal until one day  we realized that she must have eaten a strip of Dick's promotional stamps.  She probably loved the glue backing and imagine our surprise when we found four cylindrical shaped turds wrapped in the words "Richard Dean Concept". 


Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Haha. I don't remember that one.

6:56 PM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

Ha ha ha, well worth the repeat. I'd almost forgotten the punch line.

9:06 AM  
Blogger kenju said...


I have had dogs and cats who ate what they weren't supposed to, but no "evidence" came out in recognizable form.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Marie Smith said...

Lol. Ginnie, that is priceless.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

That was a funny story, Ginnie, and a first-time read for me.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Joared said...

Funny tale!

12:16 AM  

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