Throwback Thursdays: The Easter Shirt

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Throwback Thursdays... The Easter Shirt.

Our first home was in the Renton Highlands, referred to by locals back then as 'the projects'. These little homes were mass built in the early 1940’s during World War II to house the families that moved here to build airplanes at Boeing...

This was taken in the Spring of 1956 just before Easter. I’m wearing one of the shirts that Mom made for the three of us boys that year, just for the occasion. Funny, I’ve come full circle. My haircut and glasses look almost the same now as they did back then.

René Fabre, 1956. Renton Highlands.

Mom and Dad bought this little home in late 1951, early 1952. If memory serves me right they paid around $1,200 for it. In 1958 we moved across town to the Earlington Neighborhood on the west side of Renton.

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Comments (18)

Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Rene, I'm liking this throw-back-Thursday thing.  You have come full circle.



Aug 21, 2014 09:45 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Rene- you're right!  Outside of the shirt, the glasses and hair are all you!!!

Aug 21, 2014 10:20 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a precious shot of you, and your shirt is lovely.  It is still in style today.  A

Aug 21, 2014 10:21 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Rene,  Good one.  Can't help but chuckle.  So you way back then.  Even the 'cat got the canary' smirk.  

Aug 21, 2014 12:00 PM
Bette Gottwald
UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA - Mechanicsburg, PA
"Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!

Rene, You have made full circle!  It's interesting to learn how many of us had homemade clothing back in the 50s.

Aug 21, 2014 01:05 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Cute picture Rene, amazing how similar that you look now, must be the glasses

Aug 21, 2014 01:36 PM
Brian Force
Dallas, TX
Work With the Best!

This is amazing!! Still quite the resemeblence!

Aug 21, 2014 02:17 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Gotta love the haircut, Rene'.  Your little face reminds me of a kid on the block I grew up.  Gary was his name.  We were good friends, when he wasn't pulling my hair!

Aug 21, 2014 09:00 PM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

Love the photo! The glasses do look exactly the same. Thanks for the chuckle this morning.

Aug 21, 2014 11:08 PM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Sometimes I wish for those days. We wern't cramming so much in by using our time savers, micro waves, cell phones, fax machines and on an on.

Aug 21, 2014 11:36 PM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Adrian... Almost ironical isn't it. And I wonder, will I become a characture of myelf?

Kathy... Funny is, I had long and longer hair for a long time.

Alexandra... I hadn't really thought of it, but when I came across this photo I see my mom did a pretty creative collar... It would be fun to have a shirt like that now.

Mark... Does kinda a look like there's an inside joke going on.

Bette... Indeed. Mom used to make us all kinds of clothing, especially for the holidays.

Bob... One is humbled. Life certainly has a sense of humor.

Aug 22, 2014 02:26 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Brian... a bit rounder in the face! Gravity at work!

Myrl... After wearing my hair longer for many years I guess I'm leaning more and more towards function. It's a little thinner and for some reason (and I've always had one) my cowlick rules.

Joe... You're welcome. Proof, if you live long enough, it all comes back around!

Rob... Indeed! I remember dreaming about the future and how technology was going to make life easier and buy me more time. I don't have that dream anymore. No time for it. The technology has me too busy. :O)

Aug 22, 2014 02:57 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

René - you are right. You look almost the same.  Lucky you.  How many of us can say that.

Aug 22, 2014 01:03 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes, you have come full circle and you still look gentle and very approachable.

Aug 22, 2014 01:31 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Oh, Rene~, I have to say, how very very even the tilt of your head is the same. How delightful that you have stayed true to the soulful and thoughtful character that you present in this wonderful photo. I love both the past AND the present of Rene`.

Aug 22, 2014 03:17 PM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Grant... Thanks! Aging like a fine wine? Maybe... :O)

Debbie... Thank you. I am approachable. I smile at people I don't know just cuz and am still fascinated by simple little things. Guess I'm easily entertained.

Gayle... thanks! I'm far from perfect, aim to be better, somewhat conflicted at times, a wandering minstral, and I can't help but look around me with awe to ponder the universe and its amazing mysteries.


Aug 23, 2014 02:36 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your memories and the photograph.

In the spring of 1956 I was completing my first year at the University of Virginia. It is good to have younger friends like you!

Aug 23, 2014 03:38 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Thanks Roy! :O)

Aug 23, 2014 03:50 AM