Thursday, October 28, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - 2 grandfathers play football

Treasure Chest Thursday

2 grandfathers play football
1907, perhaps

I was helping my wife scan some photos she was borrowing from her brother, Al. Among them was this great photo of MY grandfather, and HER grandfather, Class of 1909 and 1908, respectively, at Coon Rapids (Iowa) High School - with their football team; I assume in 1907 - since one would have graduated in May 1908 (and went off to college). We believe they are the young men on the right, front row - hers to the right,  mine to the left. Small world, huh?? [Nancy's Mom had written "Paul Kinnick" and "Lynk Thomas" on the back!

Families are Forever!  ;-)


  1. I think that is pretty amazing. It is a picture worth enlarging and hanging...but I tend to think you have a lot already on the walls. You are so lucky having all these photos.

  2. I'm with Barbara...that is amazing !!! definately a treasure to have

  3. WOW!!! In my family, you would have found a relic equivalent of the Holy Grail!! That's really amazing. Hope all your family get a kick out of it.

  4. Classic picture - what a treasure.

  5. I love old photos like this! Great photo. Needs to be framed and hung on the wall.

  6. That is awesome. It really is a small world. What a great photo and great story.