Monday, November 8, 2010

Ruby Tuesday - Aged ruby




The past can be resplendent - that is, when mom decides a photo shoot must have a family wardrobe that matches as much as possible.


So, Ruby Tuesday allows me to return to Wickham Drive in East Hartford. I presume that this is Easter Sunday in 1964 (I say that as Christopher isn’t there, born in August that year). Red predominates with four of six siblings in a bold red. And if your definition of red including pink, then all are compliant with ruby...


In order, L-R, the ages are 10. almost 9 (me), 7, 6, almost 4, and 2. Grandpa took the picture, and mom, the wardrobe magician worked dress-up magic on this day. See ruby all around at Mary’s meme!

15 comments:

Nora Johnson said...

Hi again!

Great post!

Happy Ruby Tuesday,

Lola & Nora:)
btw Here’s my quick RT link!

Dimple said...

Great shot Ralph! I love these old photos, and as a family historian, I advise you to write the names, ages, and date of this photo on the back. In the future, someone will thank you!

My Ruby Tuesday

EG Wow said...

I think kids look great in red and I guess your mom and dad must have thought so too!

chubskulit said...

Very nice uniforms. The little girl's dress is my favorite.

Spice Up Your Life rubies, have A nice Monday!

Tink *~*~* said...

Hey, hey, Ralphie boy! Sorry, your name brings out my inner Ed Norton, tee hee hee ;) Loving your ruby memories. I was going to rub it in that in 1964 I was only 4 but I changed my mind :p

Tink *~*~*

Robin said...

How bizarre. Again this week I can't see your photo, all I'm getting is the blank frame around it and a single solid line in the middle :(.

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ilanadavita said...

Very good family shot you've got here Ralph. I am sure it holds lots of memories.

Annie said...

I love these vintage photos from the 60s. I was 16 in '64. My husband was 20 and in his first tour in Vietnam. Our world has changed so much in a lot of ways but young people gone away from us too early hasn't changed that much at all.

Whew. Heavy. Sorry about that Ralph. The innocence of the picture is such a vivid counterpoint to what was going on in the world then and things have not changed that much.

bj said...

I love this photo,Ralph..and with everyone in red/pink, which is a form of red, it is just magical. A priceless picture, for sure.
What a good looking bunch of kids.
Thanks so much for sharing a part of your life with us. I just love it !

Let's see...Easter, 1964..I had a brand new little baby boy born in Feb of that year.

I had another post today that I wanted to add to Ruby Tues..but, I had already linked with the other.
I have so much red in my life that I could post it every single
day, I think. :)
Have a good week....

Liz said...

Priceless photo. Happy RT!

My entries:
Moms... Check Nyo
Yummy-as-can-be

Wrigley said...

very cute!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Hunters of crimson
implore, “Give us vermilion
and scarlet—more, more!”

maryt/theteach said...

Outstanding, Ralph! Your family took their photo shoots very serioously! Love it! :)dands

Dianne said...

what an adorable group!!
I love that each of you has a different expression, letting a bit of the personality shine thru

@nemonen said...

Oh I love thoose old shots.