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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ruby Tuesday - American Style

Take a journey with me to some American events and 'hot spots' ... Heroes, driveway parades, baseball and car shows. Every picture tells a story about lives lived and honored, children, places of interest ... the fabric of American life.

(click photo for larger view ... all photos are from Mrs. Mac's personal family album)


Maggie Ann said...

I've enjoyed seeing these pictures...my heart is stirred by the patriotism. Thats the heart of America the way it should stay. Beautiful post Mrs.Mac!!!I came by to mention I really enjoyed participating in the 'Daybook' jounaling and reading other jounals. I hope you do join in..I'd like to read about your day. I didn't notice any canning 101's. Did you mean seeing that other's are canning alot of things?

Felisol said...

Dear Mrs. Mac,
lovely American parade. Guess most of them are familiar, but only superficially to outsiders. Hollywood is not the best informer of values.
This Ruby Tuesday I've learned a lot about what I thought was only a thing for toy manufacturers.
Good to be old and still learning.
Especially loved Nathan and Jacob on the red wagon.
Also tried to study the picture of what I think is your Dad and his medallions.
I wonder can the last one be Norwegian?? Just from the way the colors red, white and blue are arranged. Exactly like the way our flag is "shortened". It is cross shaped in large.
Good and valuable information.
Thank you for sharing.
From Felisol

Terry said...

Dear Mrs. Mac...I love Ruby Tuesday especially when it is all about America and especially when you include those two angels in the picture..The Gift and little Jacob!
The flags are so nice and the old car and the little red wagon that used to be a main stay for the children fifty years ago and are just recently making it back into the Canadian market!
All those metals for a brave soldier and the guy in the red Cardinal cap is kind of cute.
Oh Mrs. Mac, you have put so many pictures into this post that you will be running out of ideas for other Ruby Tuesdays. You might even have to wait until the Christmas holidays roll around, eh?
Take care...Love Terry

Mrs. Mac said...

Felisol ... The war time shadow box with medals is in honor of my maternal grandfather. He served in WWII in the south pacific with the Navy ... I'll check with hubby about the origins of that medal in question ... but given his location in the pacific, I doubt it could be Norwegian. I agree, Hollywood is not the best (but the worst) place to gather perceived values about America ... Tinsel Town, most often, drags our society down the toilet.

Miss Terry ... I did post so many ruby pics today ... but America (the U.S. part of North America) has such a conglomeration of 'threads' weaving its very fabric of life. Many more are left in my album ;)

Ivon said...

Thanks for sharing photos from your album. Tell your family member that served in the Navy, "thanks for serving."

Grandma Faith said...

I enjoyed viewing the photos from your family album.

Dianne said...

what a great collection!!

Amrita said...

Captivsting display

Constance said...

Since I grew up in St Louis my favorite was the Cardinals one! I enjoyed the pictures you've been posting. I loved the one of your grandson!


Pat said...

I love opening this family album. The pictures are such a slice of Americana, but with a beautiful personal touch. I feel like I'm a part of your family just by seeing them....beautiful!

Trish said...

Oh, how I love this!!! Nothing like the love of family, pride of a family members serving their country and the Old Glory waving in the background!!!
Lovely Post!

Jim said...

Hi MM, you surely did it up RED!

My favorite is the last one, that is a neat red wagon with a cute kid about to get in. :-)

Jada's Gigi said...

Look at all those amazing pics of Americana. Awesome! I really like the one of your grandson and Nathan too.. Very cute!