Friday, March 5, 2010


Hang on! It's Birthday Month in the family. Here's a real 'wildcat', who after high school played for Haverty Buick(hence the name Wildcats) in the Twilight League. Believe it or not the Twilight League is still kicking in year 106 in the city. Although Shoeless Joe Jackson played sans shoes, I never knew my brother to play shoeless. What he was up to here? I do not know. This is an interesting shot taken in June of '71 in the backyard of my grandparents home at 250 Main Street in Westbrook. For us it was a loving place with endless memories of two very amazing people of our youth. To MJN, have the best birthday ever... I have the strange feeling it will be. Happy Birthday and watch out for the high fast one!


  1. Great choice for today, Birdman! I wondered what you'd pull out of your archives for today . . .
    And to think, he's still playing ball AFTER all of these years! I'm sure that #99's birthday is going to be a great one!!

  2. Happy, happy Birthday, MJN. But, listen, after all these years you've only gotten to second base?? ;-)
    Here's to a great day to a great guy. Love you!
    See you soon....

  3. I remember playing under the bleachers and fighting off mosquitoes but when shortstop was up- I was watching! I also remember a time running over to your bench, tapping you on your shoulder to see if your wanted some gum. I just wanted the world to know you were my brother. :)
    Have a great day! Happy Birthday from your baby sis.

  4. Thank you for this birthday greeting. I do remember the time and place...............boy does time fly. I am happier today than I have ever been in any other time of my life. Thank you for sharing this are the greatest!

  5. I love the old-timey feel. And your brother has a great smile! Happy birthday to him!!

  6. It's such a CUTE picture!
    Your blog is always a great surprise and your posts are perfect and beautiful.
    Happy Birthday!

  7. Thanks for letting us in on the celebration! Happy birthday MJN!

  8. Looking good my bro!!
    Happy Happy Birthday!! From your Irish Twin!

    Love ya,