Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Ping Pong Stars of 1956 -- Post 344 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

I'm posting old family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here is one of the most precious (to me) images from my Seaver/Carringer family collection:

This photograph was taken in about 1956 in the patio next to 2114 Fern Street.  My home was in the building in the right background on the second floor.  

The four young males, participating in the 1956 30th Street ping-pong championship, in the photo above are (from the left):

*  my best friend at the time, Gordon
*  me, Randy, age 12, in the glasses
*  I don't know who this one is, perhaps Kert, Stan's friend?
*  my brother, Stan, age 9.

During the spring, summer and fall, we often had a ping pong table set up in the patio and my brother Stan and I played, or my whole family played, or we had friends over and played ping pong.

Other sporting events happened in the patio - there was a basketball hoop, and we had ferocious whiffle ball games during the summer with our friends.  I wish I had more pictures of the patio games.

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Copyright (c) 2015, Randall J. Seaver

1 comment:

Carrie Smith said...

What a great picture!!!! :) Thanks for sharing