Saturday, July 08, 2006

Here go the MenFolk, or at least 1 man and 3 chillins'... How I Love these old photos...

Here's my favorite guy in the whole wide world, my GrandFather... This one was way, way, way back in the day... Back when people actually interacted with each other... No internet, no cell phones or any of the stuff that has managed to separate us as a people... I only mention it cuz' when Gramps and I would go for our walks, there wasn't anywhere we'd go that a bunch of people didn't know him... It was, "Hey Don Tono" here, "Goin' for a walk Don Tono" there... Now, don't misunderstand the "Don", he wasn't a gangster... It was a show of respect and admiration for a man well liked... And let me tell you, "Like" doesn't cover it, He's LOVED by everyone who knows him, then and now...


On my trip to Puerto Rico, I scanned so many old photos of my family... Two of the people that I didn't have too many photos of were my two cousins... Which, I thought was a shame, since I love them like Brothers... When my Titi O and Ricky moved to Puerto Rico, I was devastated... I lost my Titi, who has always been like a second mother to me... And Ricky, who was the closest thing I had to a brother at the time... Which is why I was always so excited at vacation time... I wish we were all closer to each other... Anywho, this one here is Ricky when he was cruisin' around on a Go Cart...



Here we have Baby Alexis... I scanned a grip of his baby pics, since I had so little of him to begin with... I mean c'mon, look at that grill, he was so Adorable... It's funny, after Alexis was born, Ricky and I would fight about who would hold him... He would say, "He's my brother", and I would say, "But you see him all the time"... Eventually leadin' to my Titi or Mom takin' him away, and us fightin'... Ahh, good times... On this last trip, Ricky wasn't there (Miss You Brotha'), so I got to hang with Alexis more, and his beautiful daughter Nicole... He's a good soul, I wish I woulda' been around him more growin' up...


And then there's me muggin' for the camera... I don't remember what I was thinkin' here, but doesn't it look like I'm about to say one of my Dumb-Ass comments???


Well that's it for this round... I hope you enjoyed the trip down "My Memory Lane", I know I did... Catch ya'll laters...

Tony

3 comments:

Marlena said...

I see you about to say "Watchoo talkin' 'bout Willis?"

Norm Dwyer said...

TONY!
MAN! What a family! No wonder you are a cartoonist! Such great inspiration that you grew up with! Such visual style and character in every person. SWEET. I'm gunna fill my sketchbook with these photos!
Thanks for posting!
Norm

TMALO70 said...

Watchoo Talkin' 'Bout Marlena ??? Oh, and I love the new Avatar...

Thanks Norm... I agree with you about all the style and character... Can't wait to see your interpetations of my family... Especially after seein' the one you did of my GrandFather... You RAWK man...

Tony