Owner and Submitter
John Ebert

Photo History
This picture is my grandfather Dr. Merritt Ray Smith. He was a Dr. of Optometry. My mother tells me that when he first went into business he worked out of Mounts Jewelry Store fixing watches and making glasses. I have been told that grandpa Ray first took a mail order course in watch repair and then took one in Optometry, grandma was very upset that grandpa had spent so much money on a mail order course. Mom told me it cost him $5 for the watch repair course, a lot back then. After finishing the course in Optometry he had to go to Kansas City to take his exams and get his license.

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