Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
More Treasures from the Lens of Bill Weinlandt
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Copyright Jeff Weinlandt 2008
Memo to PW: How could B.W. take pictures like this with just one arm?
Hey Phil Keane: did you have a broken arm in the summer of 1961???.
We all remember Blervin's (Although the precise year eludes me. We were playing speed ball, an Uncle Pete variant of soccer. J.O. was counselor and officiating. As we were runing forward with the ball somebody clipped Blervin from behind. As he fell, his elbow hit the turf but his hand was on top of the soccer ball and his forearm snapped in two. "Crack." I still hear that sound. Norma and Capt. Al took him over to Bayshore in an emergency run of the Islander.) The injury never set Bill back. He went on to be a great guitarist and photog.
At any rate, speaking of broken arms, who is that kid with a broken arm in the above 1961 Bill Weinlandt Photo? Looks like Phil, but I don't remember any "cracking" sound from his arm.
What say you, Phil?
As for the rest of the kids in the picture, I'm not telling.
Phil, another talented photog, responds:
"That might be me. Just not as good lookin as I remember. I broke my arm the same summer the Slip n' Slide came out. By the end of the summer my cast was just pulp. I broke it on the mainland, bicycle racing. " --Phil Keane Jr.