Just uploaded a bunch of photos of my half great uncle, Ronald McGarel Hogg, who wrestled under the name George “Catalina” Drake. I copied the photos from Ron’s photo album, which my cousin Kat inherited after her mother, Nan, died.
Ron and Nan were half-siblings of my grandmother, Penny, and Nana, Hypatia. Their mother was Millie Dunton Noordwal Hogg.
I liked this intro to a newspaper column he wrote: “George Drake normally is as soft spoken as they come in or out of the ring. He rarely becomes angry unless an opponent gets far out of line. Outside the ring he prefers to spend his time on the beach rather than in an argument.”
He died a month after I was born, but I idolized him as a kid and even took wrestling because of him.
I love this photo of him. He was one of THOSE guys!