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Tuesday, October 24, 2006



From the archives. Circa 1937-38? Not quite a team.

Posted by Marie at October 24, 2006 10:46 PM


Pitcher, catcher, batter, fielder, Marie. You have two teams in this photo. My first baseball glove (circa much later than this photo), handed down to me by my dad, looked like those. Kinda embarrassing then when all of my friends and teammates had newer, modern gloves but kinda cool when I think about it now.

Posted by: Rob at October 25, 2006 5:58 AM

Beautiful shot.

Posted by: Dan at October 25, 2006 11:29 AM

Was that taken here in Springfield? If so, what street is that?

Posted by: Dave at October 25, 2006 12:01 PM

Dave, I beleive it's the 1800 block of South Spring. You know it?

Posted by: Marie at October 25, 2006 12:10 PM

Yes! I grew up (much, much later of course) on the 2300 block of South Spring. There was just something familiar about the houses in the background. And it looks like Lawrence school in the far background between the two boys in the middle.

Posted by: at October 26, 2006 12:24 AM

Oops, that was me in the comment above.


Posted by: Dave at October 26, 2006 12:25 AM

hey mom, grandpa looks like a nice kid, but the kid next to him looks like he could be 37, just not very tall. grandpa had some weird friends. i wonder why the girl isnt smiling?

Posted by: allie at October 26, 2006 11:33 AM

Neat picture. My family doesn't have many candid shots from way back when.

Posted by: Kem White at October 26, 2006 2:39 PM

Allie, I, too, was thinking that kid looks old for his age, plus, he's wearing a tie. Maybe he just got off work. This was during the Great Depression.

Thanks, everybody, for your nice comments.

Posted by: Marie at October 26, 2006 5:09 PM

That's such a nice photo. I love it.
Yes, that looks like Lawrence Ed in the background there.

It's so funny thinking about how one generation grows up in those houses, as we all did, then grow old, and the next one comes to replace it.

Of course as kids we all refer to the prior owner in some mystical way - but to see a photo - of kids playing on those same streets is awesome.

I'd love to see more of this on the net.

If all the older folk in the city could get some younger folk to upload their stories that would be so great.

However unlikely.


Posted by: JeromeProphet at October 30, 2006 3:00 PM