My grandfather, Peter Patrick Carney was an avid sports enthusiast who competed in many sports and wrote about others as a writer for several magazines and newspapers.As many of you know both my Mom & her sister passed away last year & my brother & I ( & his family) cleaned out both places.
My Aunt had a treasure trove of family papers--photos & many of the originals of the stories & articles that my grandfather wrote. He died when I was about 4 or 5 so I have few memories of him....so going through all these articles has been great--I found out things I never knew! I just want to quote part of an article he wrote
"Teams I captained won the five man bowling championship of Trenton (NJ) for 5 successive years. I was never less than second in the individual championship and one year had an average of 199 for 177 games. Whether this is good or not I will leave to you. I could clip out a quarter mile in better than 50 seconds, run the half in better than 2 minutes and do some other things on the track. I had aspirations of being a member of the 1908 Olympic team to Athens but in the spring of 1907 I broke down and haven't ran a race since. Hopes of glory in an Olympic meet went with the straining of tendons in the thigh"
Not sure when he wrote this--one of the few things that's not dated. I would guess the photo is from the early 1900's--my Aunt was born in1913 & all took place before.