The Great Strength & Health Picnics – Iron Game History – March, 1991

From 1945, until their end, I never missed one. And for a moment, if you yourself ever attended one, I want you to think about what I’m going to say. If true, it may provide an insight into the powerful hold that the iron game still exerts upon even its elder celebrants, despite its compromise by both steroids and commercialization. And now for the pronouncement: Gentlemen, it has never gotten better- -it had never been better and was not destined ever to be better–than the old Strength & Health picnics at Brookside Park, outside Dover, Pennsylvania.