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RUTHMARIE BROOKS SIL­VER • EAGLEVILLE, PA

RE­MEM­BER WHEN SUN­DAY AF­TER­NOONS

were for hun­ker­ing down in some­one’s yard and catch­ing up on the week’s news?

The men played horse­shoes and the women brought out the cro­quet set. Kids jumped rope, shot mar­bles, played tag and bad­minton or dug in the sand­box.

Food was the main event, of course, and the at­tire was noth­ing like it is to­day. No jeans, just ca­sual pants and but­ton-down shirts for the men; cot­ton sun­dresses were de rigueur for the ladies.

I was a real cam­era buff in 1958 and looked for op­por­tu­ni­ties where I could. When my dad and his broth­ers-in-law sat in our back­yard in Trooper, Penn­syl­va­nia, chew­ing the fat over a beer, I took my chance. From left, my fa­ther, Ger­ald Ward Brooks, and my un­cles William Harold Deihm Sr., Irvin S. Lownes Sr. and John Ruther­ford Phillips didn’t even flinch when I snapped this photo with my Ko­dak box cam­era.

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