Sunday, February 6, 2011

Fishing Derby, late 1960s, Kerrville

I love these old shots of kids at fishing derbies.  I don't recognize any of the children, but I can tell they're having a good time.  If you recognize anyone, please let me know in the comments below.
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The fishermen and fisherwomen, Kerrville, Louise Hays Park, late 1960s.

The judging, Kerrville, Louise Hays Park, late 1960s.


  1. isnt that "scout" from "to kill a mockingbird" in the lower right of the photo? LOL
    seriously though I find it interesting that the scale is backwards. Theres probably a story there somewhere.

  2. Oh Joe, this was fascinating to study!! Okay, here is who I think I have identified:

    photo 1: Top row, 3rd boy in from right: Jeff (or Ricky?) Goldman
    Bottom row, starting from left side: 3rd and 4th girls: Holly and Lynn Byrd (Bird?), 9th boy, Gerry Stoepel?, 12th boy, and this is GREAT: Earl (or Carvel) Bernhard, my cousins.

    photo 2: The man judging on the far right of the men, is my grandfather, Earl Bernhard!

    I also see, in the far background, a woman carrying a Collins handbag. That bag would be worth lots of money these days!!

    Thanks, Joe. Very fun....

  3. Joe, I also see, I believe, Ricky Goldman in photo 2, on the right side in the plaid shirt, so I think that is Jeff Goldman in photo 1. Lynn Byrd is also in photo 2, on right side, in white shirt holding a drink!

  4. This photo continues to fascinate me! Why is that scale backwards?? I also love the big ice chests showing with cold drink bottles full and empty. Remember the vending (soda) machines that gave you the bottle of soda? We had one at Bernhard's Locker Plant--again, it so intrigued me as a kid--you turned a dial and the drinks came out ice cold!!

  5. That's me and my sister, Lynn, in the front row, 3rd and 4th from the left. She won the rod, I won the tackle box. To this day, it's the only thing I've ever won. ;-)

    Holly Byrd Cooper

  6. Another thing I noticed: a couple of the kids have those orange life jackets that went over your head and buckled? Can you imagine fishing with that thing on? I put many of those on as a kid when we went skiing at Lake Buchanan! :-)

  7. This is a mechanical scale used years ago in retail stores. Clerk could read dial "clockwise" on one side, customer saw same reading in "counter clockwise" on other side. This kept the clerk honest!

  8. Okay - I think the kid to the left of Gerry was Freddie Pieper and in the photo with the scale, standing to the right & just behind looking at the camera, but NOT in the photo with all the kids was a kid named Wesley who went to Daniels, but I can't remember his last name for the life of me. I'm pretty sure the blonde two to the right from the Byrd girls also went to Daniels although I don't see her face in my class photos, although I went through them pretty quickly. I'll review again later when I have a little more time.

  9. Top Photo: The boy on the far right (back row) looks like David Braden.

    Bottom Photo: The third man from the left looks like Mr. Furman.


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