Thursday, January 26, 2012

One hundred and three years old today

A 67+ year-old photo from about 1944. The old guy, Tom Miller, was 35 or so at the time. Today, 103.  He's smoking and wearing a really nice fedora(?).  The photo was likely taken at the "ranch" of Richard Anderson, his father-in-law. Jimmy and Tommy are the youngsters.  The car is, I think, a 1938 Ford 4-door Sedan.  See photo.

Whoever made time made a lot of it.

Lots of good tennis going on in Australia.  The women's final will be contested tomorrow between the two worst screamers in the women's game:  Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka.  It'll likely be a good quality match that should be viewed using judicious application of the mute button.  Tonight Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic vie to see who reaches the final against Rafa Nadal.


Santini said...

Thanks for the reminder -- that's a great old photo.

Gino said...

I will not watch women's tennis when screaming is going on. This means I do not watch Sharopova or Azarenka. Or Serena. Screaming at the point of racket impact with ball is cheating, a deliberate attempt to hinder one's opponent. If there is widespread deliberate cheating going on then it really isn't a fair tennis competition. If it isn't a fair competition then there is no reason to watch.

Everyone is allowed to have an opinion, that happens to be mine.

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Anonymous said...

Great photo. I had a very good looking grandpa. I can still somewhat remember singing a x-mas song, Rudolf the red nose cowboy. He laughed so hard and smiled so big. One of my favorite memories. Happy birthday grandpa!