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After a baseball game the Raybestos Company employee team is shown relaxing at the Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, Connecticut. My father, James Edward McKenna, fourth from the left in the back row, is leaning against a tree. Picture was taken about 1917. From the several smiles on their faces, I imagine that they won the game that day. - Robert Edward McKenna View full size.
Miss Toronto 1923...yeah, yeah, yeah. BUT WHo is she hanging onto? I'm told she was really tight with the Disney family and made a movie with Rudolph Valentino (ok it was a long commercial, but I digress) Did anyone in the Disney family look like anyone in this picture? She wouldn't flirt with just ANYBODY you know! That woman had an EGO until she was 90! I had to call her 'Aunt Marjory'...she was 70...I was 11.
Grandma was Miss Toronto 1923. She later became a hand model. I'm told my dad, Jerry, was the Philip Morris call boy in Canada. I have three photos of him in his uniform and hat, but they look like proofs. He has performed his "call" a million times over the years. Has anyone ever seen Jerry as the Philip Morris call boy?