Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ragamuffins!


Did you know there was a breed of cats known as RagaMuffins? 
Well, me neither!! 


 

According to Wikipedia, you can prepare to pay upwards of $1000 for a pedigreed RagaMuffin kitten!

But, having my own (human) ragamuffins, I have certainly shelled out much, much more than $1000 on their upkeep, feeding, and housing ....

Which leads me to another definition of a ragamuffin that is "a ragged, unkempt person, especially a child"  or, "a dirty, shabbily clothed child; an urchin."  Now that's the kind of ragamuffin I'm talkin' about!

And apparently they have run rampant in my family ......


Ragamuffin Adam
my son at about age two -- about as ragamuffin as you can get!
Right down to the overalls ....




my brother when he was probably around three -- but this was back in the late 30s! Photographers used to bring ponies to your house to sell photos to moms.... 
that pony looks like he's a bit tired of kids sitting on his back
Ragamuffin Pony!!!

I've got one of myself on a pony too ....


 But I'm not nearly as ragamuffin as my bother!!
I'm just downright cute!



I can be a full-fledged ragamuffin too 
sitting on my rock



And if you want REAL ragamuffins, look at my hubby, circa mid-50s 


He's the one on your right
Don't they look like kids from Our Gang aka The Little Rascals?!



Here are those two rascals again.....
this time standing on an old bed frame -- with springs!
They just let the kids play on anything back then!!


This is as close as I could get for my daughter --
she was just not a ragamuffin at heart


But she does have those overalls!!


Noli's not much of a ragamuffin either.....


But she sure has fashion sense!!!


♥♥♥  linking all my ragamuffins over at Miss Jenny's for Alphabe-Thursday where we are studying the letter R!


Jenny Matlock


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20 comments:

Splendid Little Stars said...

What a wonderful post! I LOVE old photos! The one of your hubby and brother? is so cute! I didn't know photographers brought ponies around to sell photos. cool!
Noli looks so much like her mother!

Judie said...

What a wonderful word! When my oldest son came in from digging in the dirt, hunting for worms when he was little, I can remember saying to him, "Come here, you little ragamuffin!" Now I say that to our grandchildren. The perfect "R" word!!!

Monica said...

What a great "R" word! I love all the pictures. My kids love watching the old Little Rascals shows - your hubby really does look like he could have been one of the gang!

Jenny Short said...

Great post! I have a photo taken of me on a pony in 1949, five years old. That was the mode back when. Thanks for the ragamuffin updates. xo Jenny

Marcie Automatic Constantin said...

thoughtful.

BeadedTail said...

Such a cute post! I love the old photos and Noli's fashion sense! The kitty is beautiful but of course I'm a fan of adopt, don't shop so my kitties are rescues! :)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Great post ~ lots of wonderful memory photos ~ I remember the term ragamuffin but didn't know they had ragmuffin cats ~ heard of Rag Doll Cats ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Thanks for 'coming by' and commenting ^_^

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Great post ~ lots of wonderful memory photos ~ I remember the term ragamuffin but didn't know they had ragmuffin cats ~ heard of Rag Doll Cats ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Thanks for 'coming by' and commenting ^_^

Yankee Burrow Creations said...

I love the old pictures....playing on old bedsprings...kids these days don't know what real fun is! can we say tetnus shots? and lots of them? lol
Debbi
-yankeeburrowcreations

Lmkazmierczak said...

Great blog♫ Did not know about the RagaMuffin cat...enjoyed your human kind♪

storybeader said...

pretty kitty! Looks like all the girls in the family have a little more clothes conscience. Well, maybe except for you! Now, was your brother really born in the late 30s? {:-D

Annesphamily said...

Aw...such a terrific post! I love ragamuffin! What a truly cool word! Your photos are grand and I enjoyed the visit today!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

What a great photos! Love the picture of your hubby on the back of the car :)
And Noli could never pass as a Ragamuffin...she's too darn cute :)

Athena said...

Hilarious!! Such great pictures. And I love your curly hair! :)

Linda Pruitt said...

Love all the photos! I think, nowdays, there are more princesses than ragamuffins!

Rose said...

I really enjoyed seeing all of these pictures of your family and learning more about them. Thanks for sharing them with us!

The Chickens' Auntie said...

I really enjoyed this post -- especially the old pictures. I wish photographers still brought ponies to shoot children's pics!

Love both your blogs -- I'll be following from now on!

Kathleen said...

Wow - what fun photos! LOL - a great collection of ragamuffins and cuties, too =)

Cathy Kennedy said...

What excellent ragamuffins! You know, I don't know if I have ever head this word or not...maybe, I just forgot. BTW, I finally got my Tagged post up today. Yeah, I'm late. What can I say? Not much that's for sure. lol =D

Jenny said...

I didn't know that was a breed of cat!

I love that word, too! Ragamuffin!

Often I say my grandlittles look like that when I pick them up from school.

I suspect I look like one for much of the day, too!

This was a really cute link for A-T!

Thanks for sharing it.

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