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Monday, February 22, 2010

note to self: always buy nice shoes

Talk about red! This is a photo of my dad's brother Fred and his family Mickey, Rickie, Ronnie and Aunt Frances circa 1954. Check out her wonderful shoes! Uncle Fred, now pushing 90, has walked every day to and from his own business, and lived in the same red brick house since the 1950's.

[photo courtesy Idaho Signs]

Visit Mary the Teach to see more RED treasures at Ruby Tuesday.

26 comments:

Pietro said...

Very beautiful family photo!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

How do you get everyone to wear red for a family photo? Good one, Noni!

Nora Johnson said...

Thanks for yr great comment about my Ruby Tuesday post - George is my favorite too!

Love all the red in yr pics - and also yr choice of quotes & favorite books in yr profile!

Have a great week.

LOLA:)

Rebecca said...

This is priceless. I love family histories. And she thought to dress them all in red!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Robin said...

What a great sign Fred has, and I do love her shoes!

Manang Kim said...

Beautiful family photo. Yup one thing I did notice immediately is the shoes of your Aunt ^_^ it's a wedge I guess and it does look so pretty.

Marbles

Snap said...

Oh, Nonie... what a smile you gave to me! Always buy nice shoes! You mean my clogs won't *do* in the family photo?!!!!!!!!! Wonderful photo, btw. There should be more signs like Fred's.

Ralph said...

What a lovely picture, the family looking nice. Mom looks especially nice, she dressed up a bit more in her ruby dress. We don't see many nice color prints from that day, this well preserved print is great. The neon sign on Fred's store is a work of art, the look of the quality of service from the past...

Patti said...

What a wonderful photo! I wonder how they all ended up wearing red?

I love old family photos.

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Hootin' Anni said...

Awwwwwwwww, I love the story behind the photo!!! Just think ---now a days, people are doing well if they walk from their car to their back door!!

Here is MY R T If you come visit...scroll down below my Heads or Tails entry to find my Ruby Tuesday. :o)

Marites said...

blast from the past and it's still beautiful! wonder what's the occassion to get everyone wearing red:) Happy RT!

Carolyn Ford said...

Great family photo with lots of red. Yes, her shoes are nice! It's fun to notice how people were more conservative with their smiles than today.

Marianne said...

What a beautifully handsome family and yes, love those shoes, and the red dress!

Kathy said...

Those shoes could be pulled out of the closet and worn today, don't you think?

claude said...

Giod topic for ruby tuesday, Noni !
Thanks for your last visit.

Maria said...

Nice family photo and I also noticed the shoes, pretty:):)

Donna said...

Wow!! 90 and Still working!! Great story!!
hughugs

Susan L (lily40au) said...

the simplest things are always the best ... and I love her shoes too.

Anna said...

Great family photo. People got dressed up! Is it really a colour photo or is it coloured afterwards. Hmmm, 1954. It must a colour print that has shifted colour with time, I think.
Lovely.
Best wishes,
Anna

♥ Kathy said...

I love old pictures :) Happy Ruby Tuesday

Daryl said...

Fantastic photo AND shoes .. I think working keeps men young ...

daylily777 said...

Wonderful family pic !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Marice said...

i agree this is so priceless! thanks for sharing!



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~Cheryl said...

Wonderful! Those shoes are right back in style!

Auntie E said...

Very nice family photo.
My RT post link in my name

i beati said...

poppin even in those kodak day s sandy