Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Favorite Picture Rerun--Long Ago Ballgame

Take me out to the ball game! There certainly was a good crowd at the game somewhere around Rome or Chillicothe, Illinois, many years ago. Look at the great automobiles! And it is amazing how dressed up the fellows walking across the field are! No blue jeans and t-shirts with all kinds of messages on the front. My, my, how times have changed!

Play Ball! Dad is the middle fellow in the back row. The second player in the back row was my sister's father-in-law, another Charlie. The fellow on the end is E. A. Lawson whose General Merchandise Store is in a previous post. Third from the left in the front row is my Uncle Carl, Aunt Carrie's husband. I see an "R" on the sleeves of a couple of the fellows toward the left of the picture. Go, Rome!

My father all ready for the game.

His two sisters, Barbara and Caroline, with their husbands, Joe Thorne and Carl Kirk Aunt Carrie and Aunt Barb.

Dad, Carrie and Barb.

One of only three or four pictures of my grandmother, Caroline, on my dad's side shown her with her youngest daughter, Carrie.  I have a few memories of her but not many.   These are special old photos that I have posted  a couple of years ago, but thought I would bring them forward.  (Click to enlarge)


  1. I have only one photo of a ball game taken at Ft. Assiniboine south and west of Havre, MT., in the late Teens. Same sort of gathering of automobiles, everybody dressed like it was Sunday!

  2. Wonderful. I love seeing old shots of the game before it all went out of control. Back when it was a sport and not a business. Back when players were still good sports.