After the last post I go to thinking and remembered that I had 4 old pictures of the brothers three. I ferreted around and found them! I have no background information on these pictures. From the uniforms I would guess these were school pictures, possible military school in Syria? I don’t think that is the … Continue reading
I’m not sure where this would have been taken. From Left to Right, that is Alfred, Edward and Phosy Saba, ages unknown. Fadlou seems to have written their names in Arabic Which is pretty awesome. If anyone can translate the sub titles I would really appreciate it!
Cira the 1920’s or 30’s, Phosy Saba played on The Palace Five Basketball team Standing: Jean Hall (D), William Monroe, Phosy Saba, Jacob Mandell (D), Harry Levine (D) (here) Sitting: Martin Viullermet (here, here, here), Norman Williams (here), Alvin Gallagher (D) (here, ) The only reference I could find for the Willimantic, Palace Five was … Continue reading
Phosy Saba knew a lot of professional players but Walt Dropo (1/30/1923 – 12/17/2010) was different. A “local” guy who attended the University of Connecticut where he was a three-sport star at UConn in the 1940s and one of the greatest athletes in school history. Walt autographed this photo for Phosy while playing for the … Continue reading
Could that be Phosy’s unknown Brother?! No, but it is NBA great Dolph Schayes!! Phosy who also played Professional Basketball for a short while (not sure of the specifics) met Dolph Schayes at the World Fair (Year unknown). You can read more about Dolph Schayes here, here, here or watch him here. Update (7/7/2013): Thanks … Continue reading
This article about the mural in the Willimantic Town Hall was published in March 2010. The article was originally published in Neighbors, a monthly newspaper in Eastern Connecticut. I found it on this site. I have reproduced it (with permission) here so we don’t lose the information. Here is it: The People Parade: A Willimantic … Continue reading
Phosy’s Package Store was a fixture in Willimantic just like Alfred’s Saba Cleaner’s. It was a sad day for many when Phosy closed…but regardless Phosy always seemed to be upbeat.
From Left to Right… ???, Wanda ???, Edward Saba, Phosy Saba I came across some more wedding photos: and