lotsa teevee (walking dead, boardwalk empire, homeland, sons of anarchy)
music friday: otis redding, "(sittin' on) the dock of the bay"

blast from the past: the rubio men and their matriarch

It’s Thursday, and that means Blast from the Past day on Google+.

This photo was taken in late 1975 or early 1976. The youngest one in the picture was born in May of ‘75, so figure out how old he looks, add that to May, and you’ll get a date.

There are four generations represented in this picture. In the middle is my grandmother, Frances Rubio, born and raised in Andalucía, came to the U.S. in the late 1910s. She would have been around 80 in this photo. Her son, my father, is the laughing guy on the right, holding the baby. He was in his early 50s. His three sons, left to right, are Geoff (born in 1947), David (born in 1958), and me (born in 1953). There were two sisters, as well, but I guess this was a Guy Picture. The baby is my son Neal, who is now 37 years old, which tells you the age of the picture.

My cousin Gabe took a ratty-ass old copy of this picture and made it nicer, and he deserves a tip of the cap.

brothers grandma dad neal (gabe remix)