Thank you, Pilgirms.
(submitted by MJ)
the most interesting man of the 60s world
Beautiful ladies (even if they’re your daughters), a couple of brews, a big turkey leg, some smokes…. God bless America.
Is that a joint?
The Most Interesting Man In The World’s Dad.
^^^ THIS!!!!!!!! ^^^^^^
Strohs Beer, a big ‘ol turkey leg, and a Marlboro. Someone pinch me, this must be heaven!
Pimpeske to the max, dude!
This reminds me of Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation.
ya me too!
Aren’t those Charlie’s goddesses?
Is that kid in the back smoking a doobie? LOL!!!
that is what it looks like
Methinks you may be correct!
I was going to lament that I’ve never posed with a piece of meat in my hand, but I now recall doing so at a barbecue on the beach. Crisis averted.
This guy could give the “Dos Equis” guy a run for his money.
Man I don’t care what anybody says negative about this pic. It’s too cool dat family makes you feel all warm inside they look like their so much fun to be around. And da Dad is so cool with the mustache and the turkey leg. I love it! definitely a Kodak moment.
Little Billy could blaze a doober and Dad thought it was a candy cig
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Ron Swanson would love to be friends with this guy. :^)
Stay thirsty, my friends …
Huge turkey leg…that is a definite sign of prosperity in any culture.
He’s gonna get pieces of Turkey all in that mustache…..after a few beers and a shot or two, look OUT!
Awesome Awkwardness – the Old Style can is so Chicago
He’s got style! Old Style. I actually have a button that has that slogan on it.
Grandpa is clearly the inspiration for The Most Interesting Man in the World.
I don’t understand the reference to Madonna’s heritage. Madonna is not Polish. I also do not understand why everyone is asking about “the girl” in the background when it is clearly a boy. This photo is a piece of art for many reasons. The hair, the food, the expressions, the boy smoking, the alcohol… the paneling. Getting this things all together is what makes it ART. I think this is just the kind of stuff this website should have. I give it an A.
It’s not clearly a boy at all. Look at the shirt and the facial structure. It could be either.
boy glasses. it’s a boy.
So since they are “boy glasses”, it must be a boy? Lovely conclusion.
saamgirl is right they are boy glasses. (not that girls can’t wear them). Generally you can tell by the nose peice – it has a strait connection at the top.
This picture is just cool. Looks like an awesome family!
If it was truly the good life, nobody would be drinking Stroh’s or Old Style.
Yep, you’d be drinking Schlitz!
No, they’d be drinking PBR!!!!!
Stroh’s and Old Style. Yup, that’s the 70’s! Where is the Lowenbrau? Love this pic!
This familily would definitely NOT be drinking a locally made imported beer!
Define “locally made imported beer” please
I loved this photo immediately! Just wish I had been there for this! Lots of amazingness!
Oh I simply MUST hear the back story. C’mon MJ….spill it!
I don’t see the awkwardness. I only see living the life.
I am loving the girl on the left. Is her hair short or long?
Oh, so perfect.
It’s not quite sure.
At last… Madonna’s heritage and artistic inspiration revealed in all of its glory.
This is my Mom (in the middle), my aunt, grandpa and my UNCLE PAULY in the background. They grew up in southside Chicago in a 100% Polish neighborhood. And it’s a cigarette, not pot (and I recall my mom saying it wasn’t lit). Eating and drinking is a huge part of the culture in Eastern Europe, and hell…they didn’t have to grow up during communism. So I’d celebrate too!
Grandpa is awesome, and survived a Nazi work camp in Nuremberg while maintaining a pretty good sense of humor about it all.
Polish Chicago, I knew it by the Old Style can!!!! YAYYYYYYY
Bless your grandpa; he’s clearly an absolute kick.
Ah…that could have been my own Slovak in Chicago family picture, except no one is wearing plaid. Dobry Den!
Love it~ Thank you!
Handsome and fun family, MJ, thanks for sharing!
Great fun! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, MJ, for sharing and God bless your grandfather for going through such a horrific experience but keeping his (clearly) great sense of humor! I love this picture- it could have been my very own Lithuanian Chicago family!!
The only thing missing from this pic is a gun…
gotta love Chicago in the 70’s!!!
I love it. Is the boy/girl in the back smoking a doobie?
Iz Polish Tanksgivink!
LOL best yet
LOL the kid puffin in the background is the best part of this pic!
….. or smoke it up!
What’s the girl doing in the background????
wow…what a party family!! love the young girl in the back smoking a joint!!!!! family bonding…love it!
Anyone notice the chick in the background smoking a doobie?
OMG…there are SO many things to laugh at in this one! First thing, the leg of whatever he is eating. Why would he hold it up like some prize?! Then I see what looks like a pretty young looking girl smoking…lol. Then the beer on the table hahaha wow this one is good. My family is from Poland…this kind of answers questions about my own family ha.
The one in the back with the cigarette makes the picture.
I just like seeing the can of Old Style on the table!
WOW … that is awkward on so many levels.
Is that girl in the back SmOkInG? Awkward to the second power.
a/ it’s not a girl
b/ obviously smoking; what the hell else could a thin white tube in the mouth, held that way, be?
AndrewT, a/ I see that now
b/ HE might be posing with a pen in HIS mouth, and only HE knows the reason why.
Is that a kid smoking in the background? I wonder what the Thanksgiving Letter said for planing this dinner?
marnie would be having a hissy fit- that’s NOT the brand of beer she said to bring!
Oops! Sorry Linda, your comment wasn’t visible yet when I posted mine. And here I thought I was being so clever! Ahh well, great minds think alike I guess. ;o)
Dang- you all beat me to teh Marney jokes! I was going to point out that this is CLEARLY the Thanksgiving that caused Marney to go over the edge and send out the Thanksgiving letter the next year. I think I see store-bought ice cream, cheese, and beans behind the beer cans and Seagrams bottle!
I meant “store brand ice cream”.
I can tell ya one thing, those kind of shenanigans would NOT fly at Marnie’s Thanksgiving!
Right – the turkey isn’t in a regulation sized casserole dish.
Marnie clearly would not allow smoking at the table…or even in the house!
Exactly! Can you imagine the wrath this would incur in next year’s letter??
what’s that a 10 year old in the background smoking a cigarette? nice!
It’s not a cigarette, it’s cannabis– which is actually a far healthier choice…
If you look at MJ’s explanation of the picture, you’d see that she says it is a cigarette, not marijuana.
And it’s not lit. This was before people were so very very uptight that they wouldn’t even let their kid look at a cigarette. Heck my mom used to send me in the kitchen to light hers on the gas stove and I turned out jussst fine…….well mostly……
Opulence… I has it! Now bring me my tiny giraffe.
YES!!! Best comment ever.
Yes. This comment is winning.
I’m still chuckling over this comment, and I love the photograph.
I don’t get the ‘tiny giraffe’ comment at all – somebody educate me please…
Google “DirecTV” + “Opulence” and that will solve the mystery 🙂
Niiiiiice! Great comment!
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