Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wistful Wednesday: Unknown Friend

I have an old photo of Far Guy’s Dad.  He worked in the south in the late 1930’s.  This photo was most likely taken then.

To put things in context, Far Guy’s Dad was 6 feet tall and he is the one wearing the suspenders and the tie.

Tall Guy and Marvin (2)

I have always wondered who the big guy was and how tall he was.

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24 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! What a big guy! I love those old pictures. I enjoyed your post on lasagna. A laugh is good early in the morning. I love those cheeses...any kind!

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  2. Doesn't that photo seem more amazing because it's from so long ago? If we saw someone that tall now, we'd just dismiss him as a basketball star.

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  3. That is a BIG dude!! He must be in the record books somewhere!! He is at least 7 feet tall and husky too!

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  4. Wow, that's a big guy. I hope he didn't live in that trailer. He'd have to walk on his knees.

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  5. Reminds me of the fellow in the "Green Mile" with Tom Hanks! Love those old pictures, but my husband also has lots with no names to identify the people.

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  6. Yikes! He has to be more than seven feet tall. I wonder who he was, too. :-)

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  7. He sure is tall! It's a shame the man wasn't identified. I have many old shots that I wish someone had just written a name on the back. Far Guy's dad looks like a happy fella.

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  8. Wow!!!! Tall drink of water he is, love the black and white pictures, Francine.

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  9. My goodness, that fellow was tall!

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  10. He sure is a tall dude!! Betting over 7 feet tall. I think if he was the least bit coordinated and born a generation later, he would be recruited by the NFL!!!
    On another note, as I go through all the old photos I have, I am thinking about 'borrowing' your idea of posting some of those old photos on my blog. I regularly have my blog made into book form, and it will help my grandkids know their roots.

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  11. This is from Harvey,
    Using the approximate measurements on my computer screen I come up with
    7 feet 2 inches for the tall man on today's blog. i tried to comment on
    the blog, but couldn't figure out how to do it and am to lazy to spend
    time trying to figure it out. The problem is just one of ratios.

    Harvey

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  12. Wonderful photo and story ! Back in those days here farmers were shorter under six feet and it was a rare thing and people made jokes for one to be tall in any farming family . Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  13. My uncles were all tall like Far Guy's dad but that manon his left has got to be 7 foot tall! I went to school with a guy who was just over 7 foot tall. We called him the Jolly Green Giant because he was such a gentle giant and the star of our basketball team for sure. Unfortunately being that tall does not always come with gracefulness. He tripped a lot on the basketball floor. But he was the nicest guy you's ever want to meet. Now that I'm older I hope he understood that his name was a term of endearment. We were all friends as it was a small school. The tal lman in the picture looks like a gentle giant too.

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  14. What a fabulous photograph!

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  15. It makes Far Guy's Dad look like pygmy. Great that these old photos were kept.

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  16. Oh boy, he had to be pretty darn tall, to top 6 feet like he does!

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  17. That picture reminds me of the Green Mile too!

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  18. Wow! Would be nice to know more about him. Yes, the Green Mile!

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  19. Yes, it's a good thing you put that all in context! I would have never guessed, just from the photo, that Far Guy's dad was six feet tall!

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  20. Wow! Now that's a huge guy! And we'll probably never know anything else about him. I think we all have family pictures with unknown people. Life always has some mystery to it. :)

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  21. he is one TALL dude! great pic. and yes, the pic reminds me of the green mile movie, too. cheers!!

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  22. he also looks like the pi from matlock.

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