Images of yesteryear school days
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Images of yesteryear school daysBy Tom Watson, historian
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
School pictures are frequently submitted for publication, but in most cases the names of the students are not included. This week, we offer a class picture from Taylorsville High School (year uncertain), and some boys playing something akin to baseball in 1937.
"Something akin to baseball" is used because the ball looks like a hard rubber ball about the size of a pool ball and the bat like a two-by-two, although it could be a real bat. It was common for kids to play with a real baseball until somebody knocked the cowhide off or the threads were worn and snapped. When that happened, you were left with the core of the baseball, which was a hard, rubber ball.
I presume Virgie took the picture, because there are a number of Ashes Creek pictures bearing her name as the provider when Corps officials called for photos of the area that was going under water.
The Taylorsville High School photo is marvelous and the clarity of the faces in the school picture is wonderful. I see people I believe I knew, based on the way they looked in later years. The high school picture may have been taken before I was born.
Rather than offer my guesses, why don't we ask our readers to identify all they can this way. First row, left to right; second row, left to right and third row, left to right. If you know anything about the people, you may, for instance, include: Name, who married (name), or who died (the date).
The Ashes Creek Schoolyard picture may be identified the same way (left to right) and include the young man behind the pitcher's arm as third from the left.
Hope you have a good 2007.
You may email your replies to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a letter to: Tom Watson, 5225 Little Union Road, Taylorsville, Ky., 40071. Since it would take so long over the phone, let's reserve these replies to email or snail mail. (My apologies to the postmaster).
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