These were sent to me by Joe Tieberg from Duluth. He said awards were war bonds. Don't know any of the names but interesting memorabilia of retriever trials before many of our day.
In those days training days for Sorensen must have always been interesting, Harvey Shue was a character and not far behind Joey Harp who also worked for Tommy before going out on his own.
I can assure you Ed that training with Tommy was always interesting; Additionally the social hour after training was always extremely educational & entertainingIn those days training days for Sorensen must have always been interesting, Harvey Shue was a character and not far behind Joey Harp who also worked for Tommy before going out on his own.
I’m glad to hear the grounds have resisted development. The dog cemetery in his previous place (owned by the Murname family I assume) was particularly interesting including a number of National caliber dogs and at least two National Champions. I hope it is still intact? I wonder if the fox hunters with horses and hounds are still roaming the area? We always saw them when we were in the neighborhood pre National training before the NRC at Busch.I can assure you Ed that training with Tommy was always interesting; Additionally the social hour after training was always extremely educational & entertaining
Not sure if you're aware of this but Tommy's kennels are still in existence. Still have some big old mean white swans hanging out on his Tech pond that aren't opposed to intimidating a young dog if given the opportunity.😉
One of his daughters still lives on the grounds and his grandson Cody along with Brett one of Tommy's old bird boys & few other folks are still training dogs.
Suffice it to say that training there is not nearly as entertaining or as educational as it was with Tommy.😉
Pancho = Frank Matthews an heir to the McIlhenny Co. (Tobasco Sauce), also Jack White from NO (a terrific judge) and E. Rob Leatherbury from Mobile.Tommy always treated me good even though I was just starting out. He had some great clients and one that stands out, Pancho, he was a real character. In his day he compared to what Danny has done. I miss Tommy and Harvey.
Paha Sapa ChiefThis history is really cool. Does Wilbur Goode from Rapid city sd ring any bells. Im pretty sure my dad told me about my Grandpa hanging out with some ft guys in the 60's. As a little kid digging in the gun cabinet I saw a bunch of old dog pictures and stuff wish i would have saved it.
From the days of Station Wagons:SPRING FARMS LUCKY *** (BLK-BY)
Spring Farms Lucky is One of Judy Aycock’s all time favorite dogs