Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Ruby Tuesday


I have become aware of this cool meme courtesy of
The Teach and I offer my view of something red. And this is a special one, as it shows our then twelve year old son Cameron upon his return from his People to People tour in 2003. He came back from 20 days in England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland. The shirts were red, probably to better spot the tour participants on the plane. Easier to herd?

That was a long twenty days away for his parents, but quite rewarding for someone who was about to enter the eighth grade.

He is showing off his stamped passport, and is looking satisfied if slightly afflicted by jet lag. Notice he is wearing a hat with a flag of Scotland. The kid looks good in red, the color of his next stop, the University of Hartford. Go Cam, then...and now.

11 comments:

me ann my camera said...

Very cool, looking good in red. What an achievement for a guy of 12; what a bigger achievement for the parents who waited at home for his return. It must have been a fascinating trip.

nature tales and camera trails

Ivanhoe said...

He sure does look good in red. Loved the story behind it. Have a great Tuesday!

the teach said...

Ralph, this is a perfect pic of your son in a great RED shirt. His participation in the People to People tour is very special and you made it possible! Thanks for joining in. I like the fact that you're a "quick-minded sentimentalist." :)

marcia said...

Wow what an opportunity for a young person I bet he has such memories and wants to go back

Dianne said...

"easier to herd" - lol

what a wonderful trip for a young person. loved the story.

bet he makes you proud every single day :)

Patti said...

That's our guy! He's 6'3" now!

Sigh.

Odat said...

Cute shot! aw.
Peace

Kimmie said...

Go Cam! :-)

Nice photo of your son in a very vibrant red! Nice photo for Ruby Tuesday.

Blessings,
Kimmie

Raven said...

Lovely photo. What a great experience for a kid that age! Everyone should get an opportunity like that.

Carletta said...

Great shot of red!
I know you're very proud of him.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

He's mighty handsome in that brilliant red shirt. Yes indeed, red does suit him! You have every reason in the world to be proud of this young man...