Friday, January 22, 2010

Basketball Team of Old


My sister found this picture of our father and basketball team for Park Rapids high school.    Dad is the 5th one from the coach, and his brother is behind him.  His brother John actually was a year older than dad, but both graduated together, I believe in 1927.  I have no idea who any of the other players are or the coach, so will be taking this picture to the "all class reunion committee" to see if they have any old pictures close to that year of graduation.  I wonder if they had numbers on their shirt backs?  Found it interesting that their shoes don't look like they give any support at all!
I remember hearing stories of how good an athlete my dad was; both in basketball and especially in football.  He wasn't that big, but must have had the spirit and aggressiveness needed to be good.

5 comments:

Rae said...

Fascinating picture. Looks like they were in a conga line getting ready to bunny hop :) Funny how times have changed. Now days players would be too macho to stand that close together or touch each other like that.
Are they even wearing shoes? Some of them look barefoot. Great photo for a glimpse into the past.

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

This is a fun picture and I'm glad it was found...it would be interesting to hear who the other players are...maybe some grandfather or great grandfathers of some people still around...

Far Side of Fifty said...

I enjoyed this photo..I hope you can find out more names.. what a great profile your Dad had..it is like your sisters! I also admired his legs..very athletic looking:)

Feelin' the wind! said...

Thatis neat to know about Grandpa, since I've never met him! Now I know where my athletasism comes from!

g said...

J...Art Burns might be the guy to ask...he was always interested in the annuals that we had through the years...but...sorry...can't have.
He may know the names. gn