Jul 9, 2010

Flashback Friday- The Football Edition

OK, we are flashing WAY back today. A while back my cousin mentioned that he had seen online that our granddad had played football for LSU back in 1923. That started me on a quest to find a yearbook from back then, or at least a photo. The other day it occurred to me (duh!) to write to LSU and ask if they had any photos from back then. In less than a day they had sent me this photo!
That is Granddaddy there in the lower left hand corner. OMG I was so thrilled! Imagine them being able to find this nearly 90 years later! My younger son is actually named after Granddaddy, and he is also a lineman, playing for his high school team. Here is a flash forward to my Matt:

Please excuse the blurry phone camera photo, I have a true block about being able to get a good football photo. This flashback is inspired by the regular feature over on Christopher and Tia!


Chana said...

How cool is that! Football players must fun in the family for sure! What a cool discovery!

Lanie Ree said...

Oh my gosh, that is awesome! I bet your son was excited :)

stopping by from Flashback Friday

Christopher And Tia said...

Maggie thats so awesome!!! I'd be thrilled to see pictures of my Grandpa from way back in his day. I guess I never even thought to ask him about old photographs. Maybe I should give him a call this weekend.

So cool.

PS. I bet your Grandpa was quite the ladies man ;)

Tara Beaulieu said...

How neat, Mags! And even cooler that they play the same position! Is M in full on practice mode already? Aus just started conditioning but they've already cancelled once due to the heat index.

Maggie said...

Matt is doing conditioning camp, which they did not cancel even in the heat, but they did do more inside than they had originally planned. He also has summer band right now too, so we are living in the van. True practice starts in August.