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Forgotten history?

January 10, 2014

In 1938, Carl Stotz and several young boys, including his nephews "Major" and Jimmy and myself, helped to "Lay Out" the playing field located at the end of an old golf course....

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Jan-10-14 8:20 AM

Thanks for sharing. I recall the same story from my Dad and uncles. My uncles played in those 'original' games and on the 'original' teams. My Dad wasn't allowed because of a heart murmur.

Family story is my Uncle JR was so happy that even after losing the final game he went and slept in his baseball uniform. He got to play baseball like his heroes from baseball. His face would light up when he recalled those days.

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Jan-10-14 7:21 AM

In Europe of the past, history was taught in a logical way:

Starting in elementary school, students learned local history.

In later years they would learn regional or county history.

Finally, they learned their national history before any world history was presented.

This instilled a deep understanding of "home" and how it fits in with all other history.

I always thought this was a good way that was abandoned by people with "a better idea".

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Jan-10-14 5:56 AM

Great memories to have no matter how trustworthy you think your 82 year memory is. A lot of folks would like to have memories like that.

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