How my Nana got her picture taken with The Man, The Bambino, The Home Run King, The Circuit Smasher, The Bulky Monarch, The King of Clout, The Sultan of Swat, The Wali of Wallop, The Wazir of Wham, The Maharajah of Mash, The Rahaj of Rap, The Behemoth of Bust... The Babe...
Nana (12 years old) and The Babe in 1934 - Spring Training St Petersburg, FL
“It was during the depression and my mother, brother and I were living with my grandparents in Neenah while my father had a job in Gary, Indiana (which was not a good place to raise a family at that time). My grandfather had rheumatoid arthritis and had to spend the winters in a warmer climate, so we went with them to St. Petersburg that winter. My grandfather was a great baseball fan so we often went to watch the Yankees at their winter training camp. I had my picture taken with Babe Ruth. I also got my baseball signed by that legendary Yankee team which included Lou Gehrig, Bill Dickey, Lefty Gomez, and others along with Babe Ruth.”
Nana (89 years old) with the signed baseball in 2010