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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NEW ZEALAND CENTENNIAL: 1840-1940

Prairie Home Companions

Prairie Home Companions

Picture of the Larkin family kids in Wilmar, Saskatchewan about 1935. My wife’s mother Rita is at top left. Their father came to Saskatchewan from Minnesota to farm prior to 1920. The family eventually ended up farming in western Manitoba.

Happy Birthday Cindy in 3-D

Happy Birthday Cindy in 3-D

This stereo slide shows relatives and friends celebrating her second birthday on April 8 1959. Hopefully she has made it to her 62nd this month.

Before the Game: 1943

Before the Game: 1943

Mary "Max" Maxine (Schutt), pictured on bottom, and a teammate posing before a game among Coca Cola and other soft drink bottles, Peoria, Illinois, 1944.

The Caterpillar Dieselettes, from Mary Maxine's (Schutt) scrapbook. "Max" played from 1943 to '46. Also featured are Irene "Pepper" Kerwin and catcher Marian Kneer, pitcher Marie Wadlow, outfielder Carolyn Thome and second baseman Shirley Coney.

The Dieselettes are the oldest continuous softball team in America, playing since 1930. They were known as the Caterpillar Girls from 1930 to 1993, the Caterpillar Dieselettes from 1933-1955, the Sunnyland Lettes from 1956 to 1958, and became the current Pekin Lettes in 1959.

Regional Playoffs: 1944

Regional Playoffs: 1944

The Caterpillar Dieselettes checking into their hotel at the regional playoffs in Springfield, Illinois, 1944.

The Caterpillar Dieselettes, from Mary Maxine's (Schutt) scrapbook. "Max" played from 1943 to '46. Also featured are Irene "Pepper" Kerwin and catcher Marian Kneer, pitcher Marie Wadlow, outfielder Carolyn Thome and second baseman Shirley Coney.

The Dieselettes are the oldest continuous softball team in America, playing since 1930. They were known as the Caterpillar Girls from 1930 to 1993, the Caterpillar Dieselettes from 1933-1955, the Sunnyland Lettes from 1956 to 1958, and became the current Pekin Lettes in 1959.

After the Game: 1943

After the Game: 1943

The Caterpillar Dieselettes, from Mary Maxine's (Schutt) scrapbook. "Max" played from 1943 to '46. Also featured are Irene "Pepper" Kerwin and catcher Marian Kneer, pitcher Marie Wadlow, outfielder Carolyn Thome and second baseman Shirley Coney.

The Dieselettes are the oldest continuous softball team in America, playing since 1930. They were known as the Caterpillar Girls from 1930 to 1993, the Caterpillar Dieselettes from 1933-1955, the Sunnyland Lettes from 1956 to 1958, and became the current Pekin Lettes in 1959.

Caterpillar Dieselettes

Caterpillar Dieselettes

The Caterpillar Dieselettes, from Mary Maxine's (Schutt) scrapbook. "Max" played from 1943 to '46. Also featured are Irene "Pepper" Kerwin and catcher Marian Kneer, pitcher Marie Wadlow, outfielder Carolyn Thome and second baseman Shirley Coney.

The Dieselettes are the oldest continuous softball team in America, playing since 1930. They were known as the Caterpillar Girls from 1930 to 1993, the Caterpillar Dieselettes from 1933-1955, the Sunnyland Lettes from 1956 to 1958, and became the current Pekin Lettes in 1959.

Grandpa Eliseo: 1920s

Grandpa Eliseo: 1920s

The man seated on the running board is my wife's paternal grandfather, Eliseo Diaz. The photo was taken (we assume) in San Antonio, Texas in the late 1920s. My father-in-law, a sharp 91-year-old himself, isn't sure if his father owned that Model T or was just resting himself there on his friend's car. Either way, he was happy to have recently discovered this shot of his father in his familiar, cross-legged pose. I am equally happy to scan it and present it here on my favorite daily haunt, Shorpy.

Thimk or Thwim: 1956

Thimk or Thwim: 1956

October 1956. From an 8x10 glossy photograph. "Old office in small church. Staff of St Luke's. L to R, Mabel Getchell, Rev. John Sanford, Elmer Nigg (Sexton), Rev. Morton Kelsey, Bernice Pursel, and Virginia Speer (in front). 1956"

I was told this St Lukes was in the Glendale, Pasadena area of California. With those names someone could probably nail it down exactly.

 
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