Monday, June 6, 2011

Ruby Tuesday - Siblings again

Ruby Tuesday looks at memories past. Such as family vacations as a 12-year old. The place here is in the not-quite-a-resort known as Steubenville Ohio.

The time is July 1967. We sit on the front steps at 1645 Oregon Avenue, my grandparents Villers home. Grandpa had taken a rare color photo. The scan reproduction is not of good quality, yet the rubies stand out, faded print or not.

My mother's mother, Grandma Scott lived with mom's sister in nearby Mingo Junction. So, places to sleep were available for all nine persons of our then clan. Nothing extraordinary, but still exciting to twelve-year old me, especially in the trip out in our very slow (a mere 50 horsepower) 1963 VW Microbus - I got to sit in the front seat both ways...

Ruby, a lot or a little, is what is called for. So, see the attention grabbing red at Mary's fun meme!


Vhen said...

nice old photograph.. it really brings sweet memories...

hope you can drop by at one of my entries ;)

thanks and happy RT!

Kramer said...

I enjoy the way the scan punches up the red hues.

Luna Miranda said...

i have a similar photo taken in the early 70's--my sister and i with our 2 brothers sitting on the steps of our grandparents' house. i love the smiles on their faces.

Meri said...

Wow -- how did you score the front seat both ways? That's amazing.

Cafe au lait said...

You were all so cute in that photo. Yes, the red stands out.

I played too. Mine are here and here.

Robin said...

What a lovely photo - you're all smiling, you must have been creating wonderful memories that week.

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Angi said...

great old photo with precious moment to cherish.

Marice said...

for keeps indeed! love all your smiles :)

u may view mine too here

Greyscale Territory said...

A terrific family shot! Adore the gathering of happy faces!

bj said...

I always enjoy your pictures from the past. I can see that you were a close family, spending lots of time together. The memories of MY time with cousins just came flooding back as I looked at your happy photo.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Vintage photos produce sterling memories!


Yellow or red—which shall it be?
Red for you and yellow for me?

Perhaps you’d rather have yellow instead—
Which leaves me, of course, with handfuls of red!

Whichever hue you decide to choose,
I’ll take the other—no one will lose!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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forgetmenot said...

I like your thought about the roots of the tree being like the "mean trees" in Snow White!! So nice to look back on those wonderful days of our youth. Bittersweet memories sometimes, and a feeling of sadness that those times are gone, but still important memories to cherish and remember. Nice post. Mickie :)

Carletta said...

A time when the world wasn't as scary and unsafe and kids were happy hanging out on the stoop.
Beautiful happy smiles!
You know Ralph I know Steubenville and your not-quite-a-resort phrase left me smiling!
Have a great week!

Dianne said...

I love your family photo
and the image of you riding shotgun in the VW Bus
very cool

Kim, USA said...

This photo would bring a lot of memories to all. Such beautiful smiles. I was a year old when you took this photo ^_^ Now don't figure out my age lol!!! Just joking!! Happy Tuesday!! And thanks for the visit too!


chubskulit said...

Wow look at those smiling faces, such a great joy to remember every time you flip th album.