Old Photo - The Farkel Family :-)

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 11:36 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andy Loso St Joseph, MN on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 12:03 pm:

That looks like a young Stan Howe on the right.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Frank M. Brady on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 12:43 pm:

I see Mark & Sparkle Farkle, but where's their uncle Ferd Burphell ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry VanOoteghem - SE Michigan on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 01:04 pm:

Second from the left is Fannie Farkel, who set a record as being America's fastest stenographer for 1928 & 1929.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry VanOoteghem - SE Michigan on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 01:08 pm:

Fannie's sister, already identified as Sparkle, went on to become J. Edgar Hoover's seamstress.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry VanOoteghem - SE Michigan on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 01:14 pm:

The two boys on the right, Hemphill & Buhl, went into business together and made a fortune in the tapioca business. Sadly, they were ruined financially in the great tapioca panic of 1939. They later had minor success as the comedy team of Hemphill & Buhl.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry VanOoteghem - SE Michigan on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 01:17 pm:

The strapping young lad on the left was Narse. Narse was lost in the Battle of the Bulge. Mind you, he wasn't killed or wounded, just kind of misplaced. Not much more was known of him.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 02:25 pm:

For those too young to remember the real Farkle family: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_MT8iHbLcc

Of course the sight gag was that all of Fred and Fannie's kids had red hair and freckles, just like "trusted neighbor" Ferd Berfil.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 02:27 pm:

Here's a couple of minutes of fun with the Farkel Family:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_MT8iHbLcc


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