A bittersweet video to share.

mr3cushion

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These are 2 short television sports clips from the news in, Jacksonville, IL. where a Midwest 3C qualifier was held.

The interviewer speaks with my Mentor, Ernie Presto, while my Dad, Merhl 'Smitty' Smith, (white hair and glasses) demonstrates some shots.

 

Dennis "Whitey" Young

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Wow, what a cherish video/memory. How cool is that your dad was also a 3c player, and you carried on. I had not known of Presto. I hope some more threads develop on some of the 3c players of the Chicago area.
In researching I did realize there is a rich history of 3c players from Chicago. Jake Shaefer jr. for one!

This has to be an important video to many, and of course very special for you! thanks, Whitey
 

lll

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Thanks for sharing this bill
i know how much presto and of course your dad meant to you
 

12squared

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Great memories, Bill. I knew your dad before I met you as he would come to the Cushion n Cue tourneys in Oak Park, MI. He was one nice man and a good player. May he rest in peace.
 
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