|1937 Swim Team, James Monroe High School|
Bronx, New York
Tomorrow is my father’s birthday. Edward Francis Nunn was born May 1, 1920 to Mary (Doyle) and Harry Nunn in Manhattan, New York. At the time of his birth, the family, which also consisted of my uncle, Harold “Bus” Nunn, lived with Patrick and Maggie Doyle in their Manhattan apartment. That summer the Nunns moved to their Cruger Street home in the Bronx. All this I learned from genealogy research; Dad never talked about his growing up years.
Consequently it was not long ago I learned my father was on his high school swim team, and I found this great photo. It then made sense why I have always loved to swim – it’s in the genes!
In honor of Dad’s birthday I post this photo of him with his 1937 swim team at James Monroe High School in the Bronx, New York. Edward Nunn is in the second row, third from the right. There are some names on the back of the photo. They are: “Ike” Siegel, “Dizzy” Fishman, Jos. McCarthy, “Kid” Warose, Voltaire Nathan, Irving Zucker, Nathan P. Chambers.
Happy Birthday, Dad!