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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Basesball, America's game-Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday


Lets the Games begin.

Alan's photo prompt for July 28

Everyone loves the Olympics.
My favorite of the summer games is swimming and volleyball.
There will be no baseball in the Olympics so here is my tribute.

The Fredericktown League in 1947

Third from right is HH 's oldest brother.
Joseph Smith (Casey) Jones
he is a handsome guy.
Played shortstop. 
Sometimes he would pitch.
Although his name is misspelled the Bobby Reis in the front row is a brother to 
PeeWee Reese.
Pee Wee was born in Meade County Kentucky just over the knobs from us.

I remember Casey Jones when I was a young girl.
He played on our church team and we all loved the baseball games.
He owned a Standard Oil station which I passed every day near my home.
He was always so friendly and I though he was good looking.
He was 10 years older than me and I had no idea, of course, that he would one day be my
brother-in-law. 
Of course by the time he owned the station he was married with a couple of children.

At that time I did not even know his younger brother.




Casey today at 83 still working 2 days a week as a Tire specialist at Ken Towery Tires and partying every Saturday night with his wife and family.

At  Churchill Downs at night or day that he is not working, enjoying the races.
A hellavaman.





He never misses a party with the love of his life Sarah, wife of 59 years.
Dances every dance.



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15 comments:

Alan Burnett said...

You transport us from a photograph that was taken even before I was born to a contemporary world where the same person is still active and happy. It's a life-enhancing post. Thanks.

Vee said...

Oh this is a wonderful tribute! I heard that baseball was pulled from the Olympic line-up or perhaps they said "softball."

Wendy said...

Wonderful story. PeeWee Reese's brother--how cool is that!

Bob Scotney said...

Casey looks as if he would be the life and soul of any party.Great guy.

Ima Weed said...

Go Casey !!!! A great story and wish we all could dance every dance.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Wow! This so neat. Sounds like a great guy.

Kathy M.

kathy said...

Too bad there is not audio with go with the last picture! So enjoyed your story and pictures! (kathy at abbieandeveline.com)

Little Nell said...

Well Peggy there's nothing wrong with your taste in men that's for sure. He certainly was good looking - what a dazzling smile. To think he's still the life and sould of the party too - amazing.

Karen S. said...

Dancing keeps you young! What a beautiful story, thanks for sharing!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

How wonderful to be working still at that age! An inspiring story.

Rosie said...

What an inspiration! Reminds me of my next door neighbor, he is 82, still goes to oversee his machinery business every day, he doesn't stay long, but he still shows up. There is hope for us all when I see this!

TICKLEBEAR said...

He looked very dashing in his uniform. And it's good to see he's still active at his age. It is encouraging. As far as you marrying his younger brother, all I can say is: It's a small world!!!
:)~
HUGZ

Titania said...

Peggy, just wonderful, he certainly knows how to live and enjoy life.

Kristin said...

When I first started reading I thought this was the mighty Casey who struck out! Good story and inspiring.

Sharon said...

Good on him. This is admirable.

By the way, I always admire your banner too.