Tuesdays Treasures…A Boy’s Gotta Do…

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Tuesdays Treasures…A Boy’s Gotta Do…


Sunday we had some of the family over for a belated birthday party for my niece. Her sister chose an 80s theme so there were balloons and lots of pink. 

Take a look at Raffe in this photo!  Remember when we’d have group pictures and someone had to put horns over your head?  He decided to add his own horns. 


And, where do you suppose he picked this up???



Little boys love their grandfathers and his (my brother) loves to kid the grandchildren by putting horns over their heads in pictures.

Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men. 

Kin Hubbard


Grandfathers are just antique little boys. 



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Comments (18)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. I like it! I am now an antique little boy. Sounds better than an old man. Enjoy. your day.

May 30, 2023 04:35 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin and like antiques...they get better with time. 

May 30, 2023 05:21 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Ha Ha, just read what Wayne wrote above...And yes - Boys Will Be Boys!

May 30, 2023 04:57 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 and that's why we love them!!!

May 30, 2023 05:22 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Such fun photos, Kathy. And I love the quote about grandfathers being antique little boys!

May 30, 2023 04:58 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker Grandparents are treasures. I know that I learned so much from both of mine. 

May 30, 2023 05:49 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib hi Kathy.... I only ever knew one grandparent... my mother's mother. Sadly, she seemed to prefer her other four grandchildren over me. For some reason she did not care for my independent spirit.

May 31, 2023 04:07 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Haha, love the photos and the quotes!

May 30, 2023 05:08 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Kat Palmiotti thanks!!!   My brother is always doing that to the kids in photos. It cracked me up to see Raffe do it. 

May 30, 2023 05:50 PM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

We've got lots of family pictures with horns. We were always goofy with each other and having a lot of laughs.

May 30, 2023 05:14 AM
Kathy Streib

Aren't those fun memories faye schubert 

May 30, 2023 05:51 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Grandpa is such an awesome influence on the boys and girls!  I love those pictures and Raffe putting bunny ears on himself for the picture is precious!

May 30, 2023 05:23 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England every time I see him, I am so grateful that he is a part of our family. And, I am thankful that he has a better life than he would have had. 

May 30, 2023 05:52 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

I love it when families can have fun and joke around including adding horns over heads in photos! Love the quote...glad to see your family enjoying time together.

May 30, 2023 06:59 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX I have never regretted moving back to be closer to family. 

May 30, 2023 05:54 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I like the thought of being an antique instead of just being old.  Cute pictures!  Did you get a chance to hear some great 80's music, like Prince, Michael Jackson and Tears for Fears?

May 30, 2023 08:02 AM
Kathy Streib

Ray Henson my niece had Alexa playing it but it was hard to hear with everyone talking at the same time!! LOL

May 30, 2023 05:55 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy, I remember taking pictures of grand kids last week and some ended up with horns also.  LOL

May 30, 2023 08:11 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Will Hamm I'll bet they loved having you around!!!

May 30, 2023 05:57 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, when I think about what boys gotta do, it usually is more than having horns above their head!  LOL

May 30, 2023 08:49 AM
Kathy Streib

LOL Joan Cox oh yes...I ended up with two big balloons high up on a ledge courtesy of my nephews. 

May 30, 2023 05:58 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Kathy,
What fun family photos. 

May 30, 2023 09:00 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams thank you! With school out, I hope to see them more. 

May 30, 2023 06:00 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

OK!  I admit it.  You caught me smiling and laughing at this.  I came from a family with three brothers, and I had two boys and now a grandson.  Boys will be boys! LOL

May 30, 2023 10:08 AM
Kathy Streib

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I think that mothers with sons gain two things..patience and a sense of humor!

May 30, 2023 06:09 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Jacinda and Zack are constantly doing that in group photos. 

I love your photos...and YES grandfathers are just as much kids as the kids are!

May 30, 2023 10:43 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Sharon Tara You must see that all of the time with your grandchildren!!!

May 30, 2023 06:10 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy doing the horn thing is a favorite everywhere, and it was usually my head that ended up with them.  ☺️

May 30, 2023 02:28 PM
Kathy Streib

George Souto Oh yes, I remember doing that and having it done to me when I was a kid. 

May 30, 2023 06:10 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Now, I really know I'm old.  How, you ask?  Because young folk today, think of the 80s as being retro.  In my day, retro was the 40s and 50s.😊

May 30, 2023 08:43 PM
Kathy Streib

Myrl Jeffcoat Oh yes, I remember thinking that 50 was really old when I was in my 20s. I would love to be  50 again. 

Jun 03, 2023 06:44 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

May 30, 2023 08:48 PM
Kathy Streib

Myrl Jeffcoat Thank you once again for allowing this Old Fart to be highlighted. 

Jun 03, 2023 06:44 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy loved the photos and the post indeed little boys and girls learn from their Parents and Grandparents, too bad many do not get this simple message: set a good example they are watching..... now with that said I never considered myself an antique I like the new definition better than the old hasebeen:)))Endre

May 30, 2023 09:22 PM
Kathy Streib

Endre Barath, Jr. I agree, I wish that our children had more good role models. Consider yourself like a fine bottle of wine...getting better with age. 

Jun 03, 2023 06:47 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Kathy, for adding smiles to our faces with your photographs.


May 31, 2023 08:05 AM
Kathy Streib

I take my lead from you Roy Kelley Hello to Chef Dolores. 

Jun 03, 2023 06:47 PM