Weekly Photo Challenge Colourful
Allow me to introduce the charming and most colourful gentleman that is Kenneth. I was walking through the mens clothing section of a store in San Francisco when he caught my eye. His eyes and his demeanour were as bright and as dapper as his outfit. In his 90’s, he chatted about his baseball days playing for the Sea-Lions and about how well he knew Joe DiMaggio and his wife, the one named Marilyn.
He was more than happy for me to take this photo, albeit on the condition I send him a copy which I duly did with pleasure.
I LOVE this photo AND the person!!! Great post.
Thank you Cecelia. He certainly stood out!
I love this photo and the colorful character who makes it shine. How fortunate to have met him and to listen to his stories. DiMaggio&Marilyn. Wow!
He was such a happy talker and he definitely brightened up my day!
Hi! What a dapper gentleman! It is so great when you see a true original like Kenneth. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Louise! That twinkle in his eye has kept him ageless and original!
A guy with true style!
The photo and Kenneth are equally colorful — and delightful. Great shot and post, Patti. It made me smile.
So pleased it made you smile. Here’s to a touch of colour to get us through the day and into the twilight years with sparkle still intact!
I wanna hang out with Kenneth! He must got a kool personality judging from his style 🙂
Imagine the fun you would have! The shoes on their own are cool enough. Thanks so much Mizz for stopping by!
You brightened his day as much as he brightened yours, (and ours), Patti!
My goodness, that he did. I was in a fog when he walked by, not for long though! Good to know he has brightened your day Gaynor – imagine the fun of being in a nursing home with people like Kenneth!
And what a bright and dapper chap is Dennis 🙂 great colours 🙂
Thanks for dropping by my blog, and taking the time to leave a comment – appreciated 🙂
Isn’t he the bee’s knees! And thank you for stopping by here with your kind comment. One day I hope to take photos as beautiful as yours are!
Awesome! I love this guy! Great shot and a great story!
Thank you! He really was very sweet, I am sure there are so many more stories he could tell!
A very charming, colorful character! Great photo!
Isn’t he just! Thank you so much for looking!
Love it! It’s wonderful how a simple outing can turn into a wonderful encounter with an interesting person. I need more days like the one you had. 🙂
Alway lovely to see your cheery face and thanks for the love! These encounters turn up in the least expected places. I am sure Kenneth has a treasure trove of stories to tell!
Great shot. Good thing you had a camera – you don’t run into him every day!
Huffygirl (what a great name!) thank you! I have my small camera with me all the time but it was getting up the nerve to ask his permission that was the tricky part for me – I am always a nervous wreck when asking but most people are happy to pose and smile!
Oh Wow! I am known for my bright ties and occasionally a bright jacket but this guy tops anything I wear! 🙂 He could almost be a Chelsea Pensioner! Nice one.
Enjoy wearing your colourful outfits, they always reflect a certain sparkle in the eye! I am always taken aback to see a well-dressed man out in front as a dedicated leader of fashion!
Very cool. I love pictures of old people – the story their faces, their quirks and foibles tell…
Have you ever found that on looking into the face of an older person for any length of time, and listening to them talk, the lines on their faces tend to fade away? Photos, however, and those lines really do map out their lives. I share your fascination.
Nice photo patti,from the hat,to the sleeve down from the pants and shoes is truly colorful..I bet this man has a colorful life too.Nice choice of Model for this challenge..cheers.
I think I saw the shoes first, following the outfit all the way up to the jaunty hat, finding Kenneth in the process! We paint our own colours in the lives we live – have fun!
What a lovely, colorful character Kenneth looks to be. Wouldn’t mind spending some “going down memory lane” time with him. Great photo!
Thanks Patti for stopping by and leaving your comment on my post. Have a great day!
I suspect it might be a sprightly jaunt down memory lane with Kenneth!
My pleasure in stopping by yours and happy to know Kenneth coloured your day. You have a good one as well!
Fantastic! I love him.
Isn’t he wonderful!
He certainly looks dapper and so colorful 🙂
He obviously has a flair for a fashion that is very much is own!
He looks amazing ! I’m sure it was a nice meeting with all his stories about DiMaggio & Marilyn ! 🙂
Yes, and all the more so for having been such a random encounter!
He’s an amazing man. His disposistion in life was way more colorful. Look at that generous smile. He made me smile today.
and it is all reflected in the light and the life in his eyes (I have a close-up) which has given him a dignified youthfulness. You keep smiling and thank you so much for all the lovely colour from your days in the sun!
Such a jolly man 🙂 NIce !
He really was very sweet, thank you!
wow 90! how cool does he look? good work for spotting him.
Isn’t he so inspiring! Proof that age truly is a state of mind, don’t you think?