Monday, September 28, 2009

Ruby Tuesday - Fading Memories


Ruby Tuesday, Mary's gem of a meme, lets us showcase the red ruby. A lot or a little, brilliant or...faded? Of my memories, so many of my photographic views are B&W. The few in color seem to be losing their color fast. Here I believe the period is the Spring of 1962 and I am in first grade. The place is our apartment building at 203-11 42nd Avenue in Bayside Queens NYC. The cast from L-R is sisters Claudia (aged 6), Vicki (3), Sharon (4) and myself (7). The red can be found in Claudia's dress and Sharon's sweater. Even the washed out brick on this 1940s building (my guess) even has a hint of embedded red. The print is a reminder of the past, and happily my memories have not yet faded...



25 comments:

Dimple said...

Nice old shot-first day of school?

Hildegarde said...

Charming ! three sisters and their big brother. Of course I can't imagine how it is like to be the brother of three sisters, a world on his own I think.

Felisol said...

You're looking so sweet and happy, I actually think you are laughing!
How lucky your sister must have been to have a big brother to protect them.
I was the big sister of only one little brother. I always felt it my duty to look after him, even though he only was 15 months younger.
Like you say those were happy days.
From Felisol

Rona Michelson said...

What a wonderful picture! And isn't it sad that the pictures of that era already are fading... Thanks for posting it!

Jim said...

Hi Ralph, you have a nice picture and a good memory. I can't remember anything in any grade except the seventh.
That year for the after Christmas program activities I was sitting on Santa's lap chatting and off the wall he asked me, "Didn't I see you playing over at my creek the other day?"
I am not a dull boy and when the wheels finished turning I was really disappointed that Santa was only my neighbor.
Happy RT!
..

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Neat vintage shot, Ralph. It's great that you've rescued this memory by converting it into digital!

judi said...

Little siblings! Phfft!
Gotta love them, they can save you tush in a heartbeat!
Love the red sweater, stylish even today. judi

Stine said...

What a cute bunch of kids. So, did those three listen when you say "jump!" Hmmm. I bet they now either.

claudie said...

Hi Ralph
I'm reading your profile...you travel by wheelchair? My dad lost his legs in the war at 21 years old.. I know all about wheelchairs.
Happy RT
I love old pictures..especially family photo's.
Claudie

~Just me again~ said...

Sooo cute, I love these blast from the past shots!

napaboaniya said...

Doesn't that picture bring back great memories of younger days? :)
I recall my husband saying how he hated taking pictures with his siblings when he was young. Always squashed in the middle(he's the youngest) and forever hidden!!

luna miranda said...

i love keeping old photographs, and looking at them when the mood strikes. Manila was devastated by flood last Saturday, and a friend's home was flooded up to the roof. i asked her if she was able to salvage anything---yes, she did...her old photo albums.

marian said...

gorgeous photo..love the faded almost sepia tones :)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Fading memories
in old color photographs—
still fixed in my heart.

My Ruby Tuesday

Robin said...

What a sweet memory.

Amanda said...

It is always so much fun Ralph to see photos from a bloggers past, this is very sweet and great for this weeks RT!

Auntie E said...

Great memories indeed. Happy RT

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

I wouldn't let old memories, fade. It's part of our lives, aren't they?

Hope your in the best of everything, Ralphy.

xoxo

JunieRose2005 said...

Love this old photo!

Cute kids, you all were!


Junie

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

Marvelous memories in this old photo!
Hugs and blessings,

Stephanie V said...

Your lovely photo takes me back. Thanks for the memories. The reds never fade in our mind's eye.

Nukke said...

So cute 1. grade pic !!!!!

maryt/theteach said...

Wonderful family shot, Ralph! Lucky you to have so many sisters that probably spoiled you all your growing up life! :)

Carletta said...

Hi Ralph,
I'm so late getting around to RT this week; but it is always a pleasure to go back in time with you. It always jars some of my own memories.
The building behind you could have been my elementary school with those many paned windows. I know I have photos of me in plaid. :)
Wonderful photo you've shared.

Pagan Sphinx said...

I'm late too. But I enjoyed the old photograph. Very cool!