This Little Light Of Mine

November 1st, 2010

This Little Light Of Mine - Dad

Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean we have to put away the costumes.

(submitted by Beth)

102 Responses to “This Little Light Of Mine”

  1. Mat_Hematic says:



  2. Megan says:

    FESTIVUS!!!! LOL my thoughts EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Greg Dennis says:

    Immediately after this photo he was off to watch the Rockford Files.

  4. Pokerpace says:

    I think she is challenging him to a “Feats of Strength” competition

  5. busy@work says:

    I’m pretty sure this is an Easter picture….Eastern Orthodox maybe.

  6. Marco Torres says:

    Is that a bow staff?

  7. susie says:

    I want to know why the plant is placed so prominently. It looks like the third member of the family.

  8. Pipergirl says:

    Why simply have green carpet, when you can have to different types of green carpet?

  9. CarrieM says:

    Every comment on here is cracking me up!

  10. M C says:

    I miss green carpet.

  11. Anne says:

    I think everything in the 60’s only came in two colors: avocado green and harvest gold.

    • ScoutC says:

      Don’t forget rust. Who decided “rust” was a good color for home decor? Or for anything else bedsides oxidized iron, for that matter?

  12. lili says:

    that plant on the side has so much charisma. it totally stole the show.

  13. Sandra says:

    WOW, what a lucky shot! Posing for the camera just as the chandalier took a dive for their heads. Now THAT is a Festivus miracle!

  14. scooter says:

    as the song goes “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere”. and quick attempt for a Devo empression

  15. Tim says:

    This is the creepiest picture I have ever seen.

  16. Kristen says:

    Take me to your leader. Oh wait, nevermind…

  17. diane says:

    more awkward than a lampshade on the head! lol

  18. Jen says:

    Ha! As someone who was probably the same age as the girl at the time, I totally remember all this stuff. We had a rubber tree plant, lots of needlepoint, and the exact same newspaper basket. And lots of avocado green! We didn’t have one of those wicker chairs, but most other people I knew did. What a fun (and ugly) blast from the past!

  19. Canucklehead says:

    We all grew up with the ‘Corelle plate being used as a plant saucer for ugly clay nursery pot’ look…

    • CarrieM says:

      Totally! My husband, as a teenager, told someone all about how Corelle Ware was unbreakable. To demonstrate, he threw a big Corelle bowl on the ground, which immediately burst into hundreds of tiny shards. OK, mostly unbreakable.

      • adfogg says:

        As I recall, you could get away with one droppage. The second time that Corelle piece hit the floor it disintegrated!

  20. LuLu says:

    Glad I’m not a big enough geek to know what a Festivus pole is.

    • Karen says:

      You are probably just too young… or too old! (It’s from Seinfeld)

      • LuLu says:

        Ahhh…..not too young or old, just not a big enough fan. I only watched that show on occasion. I wasn’t obsessed like most. Thanks for clearing that up and thanks for assuming I was too young BEFORE assuming I was too old.

  21. Geoffwah says:

    Uh…Morticia wants her chair back, Burger King.

  22. bubbbrubbb says:

    Is that a Festivus pole?

  23. carol says:

    They are awesome in their awkwardness! And no matter who’s idea this was, they’re in it together!

  24. Lola says:

    Whoops there goes another rubber tree plant.

  25. Whoa says:

    It’s good to be the King.

  26. Jeff says:

    What I find weird is that neither Dad nor the little girl appear to be casting shadows.

  27. John says:

    Is it just me, or does she appear to be levitating about a foot off the ground?

  28. Damon says:

    “…oops there goes another rubber tree plant.”

  29. Paul says:

    Let the feats of strength begin! It’s a festivus for the rest of us!

  30. iBlackbook says:

    The tradition of Festivus begins with the Airing of Grievances!

  31. senora_jennifer says:

    In all his “seriousness,” he looks like one of the 3 wisemen/magi. I love the commitment to the idea from both dad and daughter.

  32. Care says:

    Yes, is that a plastic canvas grandfather clock back there??

  33. Queen of the World says:

    Where to begin unraveling the awkardness? The unexplainable lamp shades being used as headgear? The eerie and vacant stare from Fidel Castro’s doppelganger? And, p.s., since when did Fidel start wearing a powder blue polyester leisure jacket paired with a wide collared shirt? The avocado shag carpeting? The rubber tree plant teetering on the edge of death?

  34. Mom of 4 says:

    Oh, my gosh! I remember every family of that era (including mine) had a rubber tree plant. They were nearly impossible to keep alive and eventually all the leaves fell off of ours.

  35. Penny says:

    I’m scared…

    • mary says:

      thank you, someone else deeply disturbed bythis! i seriously want to know what happened to the girl and if she’s alright.

  36. Kristen says:

    Are they wearing chandeliers on their heads??

  37. heather says:

    The original Burger King.

  38. Micacamcam says:

    Are those lightfixtures on their heads?? Looks like the ones from my grandmother’s dining room!

  39. mishka says:

    Next up will be the Airing of Grievances followed by Feats of Strength

  40. Richard says:

    Someone better tell the rubber tree plant to stand up straight, everyone else is!

  41. Amice says:

    It’s 5 o’clock somewhere…..

  42. flipper says:

    Wicker chairs are statements on their own… but put one in a sea of olive green carpeting, and you’ve got pure, retro awesomeness.

  43. Devin says:

    The party is never over since Burger King ruled the kingdom!!

  44. paul says:

    Welcome back Kotter.

  45. PDXSilly says:

    A rare photo of the Burger King with the Burger Princess.

  46. Celeste says:

    Happy Festivus! Oh and the most awkward thing about this photo is the needlpoint grandfather clock behind them.

  47. Stephanie says:

    Is that a needlepoint clock on the wall???

  48. Beej says:

    Is that a Festivus pole I see?

  49. LaughADay says:

    Is that a Festivus pole??

  50. Cinnamon says:

    My favorite is the stitched grandfather clock in the background

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