The Big Dig

August 8th, 2011

The Big Dig - Behind The Awkwardness

“This is my family. Maybe 1977. The beautiful backdrop of the golden sunset on wallpaper accentuates the glow of happiness on our faces. My little sister is clearly the champion. My dad was a part time photographer in the 70’s, and we took lots of posed family portraits. This one my sister found deep in the archives of old negatives. It never saw the light of day….until now!”

(submitted by Carl)

22 Responses to “The Big Dig”

  1. Keith says:

    Difference between boogers and broccoli? Kids won’t eat broccoli!

  2. Amber says:

    Looks like the picture wasn’t the only thing she had to dig deep for…

  3. Laura says:

    That’s my cousin. Isn’t she cute. I love this picture. She’s definitely not a gold digger.

  4. Paige says:

    Your mother is GORGEOUS!
    That is the first thing I noticed about the picture, then the nose picking.

  5. Julie says:

    My dad’s favorite quote “You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose!”

  6. molly says:

    Aw! I think its cute! She was soooo little. At least she wasn’t 15 yrs old with her finger in her nose

  7. Scott Razcko says:

    While this picture is just seeing the light of day for the first time, I bet her finger still hasn’t!

  8. Zekey's Mom says:

    It was a scratch, not a pick!

    “An’ what if I did do it? Even though I admit to nothing, and never will. What does that make me? And I’m not here just defending myself but all those Pickers out there who’ve been caught. Each an’ every one of them, who has to suffer the shame and humiliation because of people like you. Are we not human?! If we pick, do we not bleed?! I am not an animal!”

    –Jerry Seinfeld, picker

  9. Alan says:

    Wow…a pick chewer within a picture.

  10. ScoutC says:

    I’ve never heard of nostrils being referred to as “archives” before.

  11. UhOh says:

    Wonder if her brain was damaged from that deep digging?

  12. Joyce says:

    I don’t know. I think maybe Dad’s leisure suit in front of a background that is obviously swampy is more awkward than the nose pic. Oh sure, I always wear a suit when we’re going to be at the fens!

  13. justme says:

    Looks like your sister was good at “digging things out”!

  14. Rose says:

    This wouldn’t happened if we all looked like Hollywood!… Wait! Even old Hollywood pics look ridiculous! I am looking forward the laughs we’ll have in 30 years with all the nose rings, the tattoos and the pants half-way down the butt

  15. molwol says:

    At least it wasn’t her middle finger!

  16. KenG says:

    That…. is priceless.

  17. MonkeysMomma says:

    I ain’t sayin she’s a gold digger……

  18. Ajones says:

    Diggin’ for gold, she is!

  19. Sharon says:

    You can pick your nose, but you can’t pick you family!

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