The Martinez-Smith Family

WIth many thanks to Toni Smith Chalaire for sharing these photos of her family.
Toni's mom, Pauline Martinez Smith, sits inside the
clown's mouth at Pontchartrain Beach.
Toni's uncle, Joe Marino, shucks oysters
for a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner,
while Toni's dad, Anthony Smith, and her
sisters, Bonnie and Betty, do the
all-important job of taste-testing.
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In the center, Toni's uncle, Paul Escat, Jr., 1939.
Toni's grandfather, Paul Escat, Sr.
Toni's aunt, Nita Blanchard, with Toni, on the
right, and her sister, Bonnie Smith Alonzo, on
the left; at the Smith home on Marigny Street.
Toni's sister, Betty Smith Benfatti
Toni's parents, Anthony and Pauline Smith
Toni's uncle, Paul Escat, Jr.
Toni and her sister, Bonnie
Toni's G-Grandmother and G-Grandfather Marino, with daughter, Frances, on her baptism day.
Left, Toni's g-uncle, Charles Cervini; on the right, his cousin, Tony Fazzio
Left, Toni on her first Communion; right, Toni on her Confirmation.
Bottom right, Toni's mom, Pauline Martinez; above her, her brother,
Paul Martinez; and next to him, her sister, Anita Martinez; City Park.
Toni's sister, Beverly Smith
"Receiving presents from a volunteer Easter
bunny, Paul Blanchard
[Toni's cousin] was among
patients at Charity Hospital entertained Saturday
afternoon by Miss Catherine Christianson (left)
and her assistants in rabbit costumes, Miss
Darlene Arthur, right, and Miss Marlene Arthur.  
A jazz band provided music for the party."
Toni and sister, Beverly, on the
old black bear at Audubon Park.
In the middle, Toni's mom, Pauline
Martinez, to her left, Toni's aunt,
Mary Martinez; Audubon Park.