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Bob, Listening In

I found Bob doing some kind of old-school, non-electronic surveillance while wandering around the flea market in Livingstonville, NY last sunday. He jokingly said he was listening in for the CIA.


Bob had a spot and was selling stuff at the flea market. Among the antiques and other stuff, he had a basket of cards made from some really nice photos he has taken over the years. Looking through them I recognized bluegrass legend Bill Monroe playing his mandolin. Bob told me that he took it in Florida ten years or so ago. We talked a bit about my brother Doug, who is a big time bluegrass fan, going every year to the GreyFox and other bluegrass festivals, and Bob generously gave me one of the pictures of Bill Monroe and said to give it to him. When I gave Bob's photo to Doug, his eyes lit up and he told me that was how he remembered Bill Monroe looking last time he saw him play. Thanks, Bob!


Bob is # 17 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at

© Scott Keidong 2009

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Taken on May 3, 2009