Monday, June 1, 2009

Ruby Tuesday - Brigantine Brood


Ruby Tuesday, Mary's great photo meme, returns for another installment. A lot or a little red is all that we need, and I offer subtle rubies indeed. And the progeny of Grandpa Ralph and Grandma Agnes, Dad and Aunt Terry and their respective families circa 1969. Seven kids with us and four (ultimately six) for Terry.

There is also the look of the late 1960s. Those of a certain age re
member some of this era's look especially the hair styles and preponderance of turtlenecks. And check me out in the gold blazer - where is the gaudy chain males wore in this getup? Ah, the sand and surf of New Jersey, the best ever vacations when we were kids!

17 comments:

ellievellie said...

Very hip fashion. Great memories! I think the fist colored family picture we have dates in 80s. My home country was far behind I guess :)Many genuine smiles - not typical for family reunion :)

Felisol said...

Dear Ralph,
you were so Beach Boys like back then.
Your golden blazer brings golden memories from a time ..just golden.
From Felisol

Carletta said...

I'm thinking with gold jacket and turtleneck you could have fit right in an English rock and roll band. :)
Dressed up at the beach - my how times have changed.
It's always fun looking back with you.

DrillerAA09 said...

Nothing like a family photo to bring up some great memories and a few rubies in the lot. Nicely done.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

it looks very familiar.

ilanadavita said...

You have kept so many interesting photos; it's amazing.

Robin said...

Very mod ;-).

I hope the boy in the red shirt was careful that day - his collar is in danger of taking flight in a strong wind!

Auntie E said...

In a way I miss those times. Families were so close. Nice memory photo. Red was even popular then:-)

ROSIDAH said...

It's always a great pleasure to see your family photos. Lovely shot!

storyteller said...

Lovely family photo at one of my favorite places ... the beach ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Dianne said...

you have the best family photos!!

I think I had at least one of those dresses and defintely most of those hairdos

Jim said...

Wow Ralph! That was a nice picture taken way back then. And in those days people dressed up to go to the beach?
Oh yes, I remember. People from N.J. would come up to our New Hampshire lakes all dressed and fancy. They even went fishing in suits. :-)

Happy RT!
..

Sue said...

Great family photograph. I love the look of the 60's! Must have been fun to take vacations there. Thanks for sharing.

srp said...

Those group photos from the 60's never fail to make me laugh... I was in quite a few, by the way.

Amanda Guthrie said...

This is very cool!!! I remember wearing theses styles and the short little haircuts although I am glad for the polyester blends of today the heavy materials of the 60's were the pits! thanks for the time warp!

Jew Wishes said...

What a great photo for RT, Ralph! I love the clothes, and remember them, well. It looks like a nice get- together.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nice family portrait. How nice so many chose to wear red. ;-)