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The Toronto Girl's Relay Team (left to right) Grace Conacher, Bobbie Rosenfeld, Myrtle Cook, Rosa Grosse

The Toronto Girl's Relay Team (left to right) Grace Conacher, Bobbie Rosenfeld, Myrtle Cook, Rosa Grosse
Just one example of Rosenfeld's sense of humor, from a 1924 article on on her entitled, "She Made Track Record and Joshed the Umpire":

"In January last the Toronto girl's relay team, champions of the world and of whom Fanny Rosenfeld was the original member, established a new indoor record by sweeping all American opposition aside at an international meet in the city of Buffalo. The Canadian girls also finished one-two-three-four in the open events. After the races a banquet was held during which many speeches of congratulations were given.

"In a joking way one wealthy patron of sport arose and declared that no prizes having been set aside for those particular races won by the local girls, they could make their choice of anything they wished. All they had to do was name it, and pronto, it was theirs. Anything from a battle cruiser to a packet of hairpins would be given. Turning to Fanny the speaker asked: Well, Miss Rosenfeld, what would you like?. 'Well, sir,' she laughed, 'if it's all the same to you, I'll take a nice ham.'"

Notes

1. Quote from "She Made Track Record and Joshed the Umpire." Clipping from Bobbie Rosenfeld File, Heritage Toronto. 20 Sept. 1924.

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Date / time
c. 1924

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Jewish Women's Archive. "The Toronto Girl's Relay Team (left to right) Grace Conacher, Bobbie Rosenfeld, Myrtle Cook, Rosa Grosse." (Viewed on August 27, 2014) <http://jwa.org/media/toronto-girls-relay-team-left-to-right-grace-conacher-bobbie-rosenfeld-myrtle-cook-rosa-gros-0>.

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