Date: September 17, 2006
About: Herman Schneidman - Class of 1931
Warm Packer Welcom
Warm Packer Welcome: The oldest living Green Bay Packer received a warm welcome home. Quincy's Herman Schneidman returned to Lambeau Field last Sunday to take part in the Packers' alumni weekend activities. He was introduced at halftime of the Packers' 26-0 loss to the Bears. "It was the best time I had in my life," said Schneidman, 94, who played for the Packers from 1935-37 and was a member of the 1936 NFL championship team. "I didn't have to worry about a thing. The stadium was beautiful. It was wonderful." After flying to Green Bay, Schneidman was picked up at the airport and driven to Lambeau, where he was introduced to the players from Green Bay's 1996 Super Bowl championship team. "A lot of the guys were asking, 'Who is that?' " said Aurie McGee, Schneidman's nephew who went with him on the trip. "Once they found out it was the oldest living Packer, they all came over to shake his hand." Schneidman, who wore No. 4, even left a surprise for the most recognizable Packer to wear No. 4. McGee bought a hat at Brett Favre's restaurant, had Schneidman sign it and left it for Favre. "Everything was perfect. It was a perfect day," Schneidman said.