Head of the Family

June 12th, 2009

Head of the Family - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

Never ash on Grandma.

(submitted by Kristin)

239 Responses to “Head of the Family”

  1. marg says:

    I can’t decide which is funnier, the comments or the photo itself!! It sure would help if the tears would clear so I could keep reading…!

  2. Shannon says:

    Ok that looks like strawberries and somehting green in the glass. But WHY is there a seashell in that pan of what looks like chicken a dressing? This picture is so messed up!

  3. Anna says:

    Grandma is a little person.

  4. Meredith says:

    Seriously… this photo is so disturbing.. on every level! Is that a shell in the casserole? WHAT is in the wine glass?! Is the guy calling 911? No, he’s helping her flick her ash on the bread plate. Anyone else get the feeling that Hunter S. Thompson might be about to walk into the shot at any moment? Ouch, my aching head.

  5. c3 says:

    Strange AND Awkward

    Holy cr@p

  6. Kafkaesque says:

    Everyone’s assuming that’s Grandma- what if that’s the little wifey?

  7. Jeneva says:

    It’s a still from the sequel Harold and Maude 2: Palm Beach Antics

  8. kstepko says:

    If you won’t pose for a picture with grandma … grandma finds a way.

  9. kstepko says:

    “Yes, Grandma … I KNOW you fell off your chair … but I told you, I’m ON THE PHONE!!!”

  10. Jan says:

    I keep coming back to this photo as well. I am hoping for an explination. I cant get it out of my head!

  11. Lisa says:

    So, Roger finally drank Grandma under the table!

  12. modcenturygal says:

    I’m kind of liking that bottle opener magnet on the right.

  13. katherine says:

    Oh strange, for sure, but PLENTY awkward as well!!

  14. Tammy says:

    Hey! That woman looks like my grandma!

  15. Kristy says:

    I keep coming back to this picture. I seriously need to know what is happening here??? What????

  16. Laggin says:

    Is it just me or does it look like roast beef and green beans floating in the wine glass? Eww.

  17. Jynx says:

    Scallops are the new compound bows!

  18. Penny says:

    I am laughing so hard at these comments, my son is looking at me strange. So so so so funny.

    Off to bake some clam shells…and stare at the empty frames on my wall while dreaming of the good ol days when I would hold granny’s head on my lap while she smoked…

    • Nancy says:

      The best comment, by far. Kudos, Penny!!

      • nikki says:

        Penny I am laughing so hard I am crying and my son also thinks I have lost it! My boyfriend told me I had to go in the other room,LOL

        • Penny says:

          ROFL! I just keep coming back to this picture…not sure if it is the comments or the picture…I am just drawn…and my family really doesn’t want to look anymore. There loss I say ;)

          • Penny says:

            Oh my, I see I wrote ‘there loss’ when I really meant to type ‘their loss’. Humiliating really…not sure I can show my face here again.

          • nikki says:

            okay, days later i am STILL coming back!! exactly not sure if it’s for the comments or the picture, I guess both are great!

  19. Kharlos says:

    I really want to hear a background story, but I’m afraid it would spoil the randomness of it all.
    I think this picture is beautiful. There are so many times in life where what you’re doing is right within specific context and you just forget about how things were to look if someone were to take a picture. It should be an art form to capture such moments.

    These comments are epic too

  20. Jim says:

    What’s great about this is the scroll down effect from putting it on a website.

    “So it’s a guy on the phone. What’s so awkward about tha- ohhhhhh…”

  21. Maya B. says:

    I don’t wanna know…I don’t wanna know…

  22. Shannon says:

    That is scary. What is with the seashell in the bottom of the pan?

  23. nicswife says:

    how does grandma even fit if she were to sit in her designated seat?! theres no room there between the table and fridge! the awkwardness of it all!

  24. Sweet says:

    Please get here as soon as you can. She has fallen and cannot get up.

  25. Susan says:

    Are they inside or outside? Isn’t grandma uncomfortable?

  26. msumissa says:

    That is the oddest picture I have ever seen…

  27. Amber says:

    From a Cape Codder, those are scallop shells, not clam shells, but needless to say, it is still weird. Also, what is grandma looking at? And, I know for a fact that if my grandma did that, it would be near impossible for her to get up. haha. The poor woman.

  28. John says:

    I have that same bottle opener… I dont remember where i got it though

  29. grimey says:

    I think Granny is smoking too, maybe he’s flickin’ the ashes for her, dunno. Also, that’s a fridge, not a wall.

    • eM says:

      Dude… if it was a fridge why put a table up against it???

      • Jenitalia says:

        That just makes the pic more awkward than it already is! LOL
        But that is a fridge! Check out the magnetic bottle opener stuck to it! LOL

        • GabiAlfonso says:

          you are assuming that a bottle opener has to go on a fridge. I’ve never seen one anywhere else, but I’ve never seen somebody with a ninety year old’s head in their lap like that either.

          • Lulus Mom says:

            The reason the table is up against the fridge is they extended the table in a very small suite for a special occasion meal, hence the clams au gratin and sangria.

  30. Grandson says:

    Hello, Grandpa? You wanna come over and get Grandma? Yeah, she’s trying to hide under the table again, but her cigarette smoke gave her away…again.

  31. leftfoot says:

    People, People.. Plates are not ashtrays and ashtrays are not plates.


    (And grandma looks waaaaay too comfortable there.)

  32. ajd says:

    those aren’t clams, they’re scallops

    the background looks like a marina, i think that’s a ship on the right side

  33. Steve says:

    It looks like a Twin Peaks dream sequence.

  34. Pam says:



  35. RottenGammy says:

    Ashing on Grandma’s face = Party Foul.

  36. Seamless says:

    Who’s he talking to? It’s as if everyone has settled in for a long, comfortable “grandma’s in my lap” conversation–an 8-cigarette conversation.

  37. D says:

    omg -OMG,
    what else can be said…other than it takes some serious smokers to use a PLATE for an ashtray.
    Just when I thought my family was “abnormal”.

  38. Steve says:

    It looks like a dream sequence from Twin Peaks.

  39. Judge_Knot says:

    5 smokes in the plate
    1 in the hand
    2 to go.

  40. Seamless says:

    What is that dish in the front? Baked sea shells?!? The more you look, the weirder it gets…

    • Ummm...........Greg? says:

      Ahhhh yes………brings back memories of Grandma Bonnie’s baked sea shells

    • coco says:

      They’re baked clams it looks like. And I’m guessing the drink is sangria. Thats the fridge in the background. It probably is florida, and this old lady escaped some retirement home and starting knocking them back. He’s on the phone with the cops and they took this picture for evidence of her behavior.

  41. Charlotte says:

    I know this picture was taken in Florida because I too have that same dolphin-in-a-bottle opener hanging on my kitchen wall!!!

  42. mocena says:

    That isn’t apple strudel, if you look closely, there are CLAMS on it. It’s a CLAM strudel. Good God.

  43. Cindy says:

    What the heck is in the glass? Looks like red and green peppers! Ewww

  44. Crystal says:

    Is that Grandma’s picture on the wall behind the empty chair?

  45. hennessey says:

    Well… I was going to say something but Rich took the words right out of my mouth :-) And yes… anytime grandma’s head is in your lap while you ash in her face that is awkward.

  46. Spiderslion says:

    Aside from the main scene, my eyes are drawn to the empty photo frames on the wall…

    • Lacie says:

      Ahahahaha! Great observation!

    • Jenitalia says:

      WALL…I think it’s the fridge!!! Look at the magnetic tropical resin bottle opener!! LOL! Maybe there’s another sea shell in the resin, and not only in the food???
      I think we have have a bigger theme going on here!

    • Xtina says:

      I noticed that too. When someone dies, does Grandma just take the pictures out and leave the empty frames on the fridge?

  47. Seriously Distracted says:

    Kristin, we desperately need the back story on this one. Puh-lease share.

    • Kristin says:

      Ok, ok. This was Memorial day at my parents house and that is my brother and our Grandmother NANA. This was after a long day of drinking at my parents house. My brother was playing guitar prior to this making up the words to songs about all of us at the table. After that he offered Nana a scalp massage which started with her sitting up and ended up as you see it…..
      They were both smoking cigarettes, and yes he was holding it for her to smoke at that time.
      Yes, that is SAngria, but nobody guessed right about the casserole dish. That was actually a Flip flop cake my Mom had made and then died coconut flakes the color of sand and put shells in to make it look like the flip flops were on a beach.
      I forgot I posted this and never mentioend it to my brother. One of his friends saw it and called him and he called me hysterically laughing about all the comments. So, there you have it, there are worse pictures from that day believe me.

      • Shannon says:

        I can’t tell which is funnier- the back story or the photo!
        Kristin, your awesomeness for posting this knows no bounds.

        • MB says:

          can I come to your next family party? Your family seems like great fun. Grandma will have many great memories. More pictures please.

      • Penny says:

        Oh my gosh! I had to come back to this pic to see if anyone actually gave the background story. Thank you so much…sounds like more fun than my family!

      • JerseyPam says:

        Yes, I’m still checking on this photo almost a year later.

  48. Rich says:

    Nothing says Friday night like a few smokes, mojitos, apple strudel and grandma sprawled out over 3 dining room chairs resting her head in your lap.

  49. tc909 says:

    I don’t even know what to say.

  50. Vicky says:

    This picture makes my head hurt.

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