We had a family bon voyage dinner for our two youngest rugrats just before they headed back to their respective colleges. Instead of snapping a human family pic, I chose to photograph our Aggie ring family, something I had been wanting to do since our younger son received his ring last fall. As you can see, my husband and I had diamonds inserted in ours, but our sons opted for the au naturel look. I had tried taking the photo indoors, but the light was wrong, so I perched the rings on top of our bricked over mailbox and went to town snapping pics. It must have looked weird from my neighbors' POV, me taking pictures of my mailbox. "Yep, Doris...poor thing has finally wigged out."
Anyway, Richard and I are very proud of our family Rings of Honor. I especially like the latest addition because the number 12 is so important in Aggie lore.
I used to wear my ring everyday. Unfortunately, weight gain, which I blame on the kids, forces me to wear my ring on my right hand pinky. The ring is really too heavy for a pinky finger, and so it feels weird when I'm wearing it. It's also too loose, and I'm scared it will slip off my finger without my noticing.
Richard's ring is not the original. He lost that one about 20 years ago while in College Station for a football game. He waited, hoping someone would find it and return it through the university's ring office. When it didn't look like that was going to happen, my parents, in-laws and I went in together and bought him the ring you see above.
I've arranged a professional photo shoot for my younger son in April. He's in the A&M Corps of Cadets and I want very much to capture some high quality portraits of him in his uniform and senior boots before the end of the school year. I also want the photographer to take pictures of our rings, something she's probably never done in her professional life, but I know she'll accommodate me, and it will be nice to have a studio-worthy picture for our den.
Who knows, maybe we will collect more Aggie rings in the future. Perhaps a daughter-in-law or two, or a grandchild(ren).
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