To each his own.
(submitted by Patty)
The Borden Family. Sister Lizzie with her favorite hatchet.
“You’ll hack your eye out”
When my sister goes to sleep I will snatch the hat off her head and chop her doll into a million pieces then VICTORY WILL BE MINE….wahaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
This is not the summer of love.
Love at first sight!!! I just ADORE this family!!!
I was just wondering, what is the name of the father in this picture, I think I may know this man.
I’ve seen many strange things on this site… this one doesn’t seem so strange. Looks family from the 70s with a little boy who is probably a boyscout and a litle girl who likes dolls… Not every kid with a hatchet is a budding axe murderer.
Late 60s, I think. That doll came out by Mattel in 1968. Plus, Mom’s beehive ‘do…
So…would that be “Molly’s Hatchet?”
My name is Tina and you will like me. If you don’t like me I will get you with my axe!
Hey, I had that doll…one of my all-time favorite Christmas gifts as a kid! I did not, however, have a fabulous pink, fluffy hat, although I would have coveted that girl’s hat if I had seen it!
I had that doll, too, and loved her! Her name was “Dancerina.”
I had that doll too, but her name was DANCERELLA!
No, no, no…you’re both wrong. It was called The Dancinator.
I had that doll. It came with a record that played the Dance of the Sugarplum fairy. Loved her!!
nice pimp hat on dad
Is Dan Aykroyd the dad?
I entered the comment section to say the exact same thing!
Here we are at the home of aspiring author Stephen King.
I love this photo. Classic Americana, right down to the shadow of the photographer who made everyone else squint into the sun.
Hey! When you got a hatchet and canteen for Christmas you were SET man! AWESOME!!! Brings back the old days.
I had a Dancerina doll too. In fact I still have her, unless her head got chopped off!
Pretty sure I got blue ice skates from Montgomery Wards that year.
I thought that was an ice scraper! But I’m from Wisconsin where that would be normal for this time of year!
Judging from the nice green grass, that would be mid June?
Probably about right for ice scrapers in Wisconsin
I don’t think they would have all those coats on if it was mid-June, even in Wisconsin.
But my mind is wondering if this family didn’t wind up being hacked to death by that little hatchet some time in the near future. He looks a little too happy to be showing it off.
That grass is definitely too lush for Xmas. Odd!
Well actually I’m in the southern part of Ontario in Canada and we just had a green Christmas that looked a bit like that, so it’s possible.
eh, what’s awkward about this?
I don’t know, could be the entire photo is a snapshot of late 60′s hilarity. Could be there’s a boy holding an ax. I like the Dad’s hat, myself. Just look at Mom and the way she saucily holds her head, delicious! Love this photo!
I bet this is Christmas photo. Everyone is showing off their favorite gift they just opened. Mom got a fancy new coat. Little girl got a ballerina Doll. Dad got his stylin new hat (which he doesn’t seem overly excited about) and the little boy in blue got a new hatchet and cantine for camping or boyscouts.
“as far as everyone knows, we’re a nice normal family”!
The child on the left is a boy.
Oh my goodness! I had the exact same doll! I am so old…
The dad looks like a younger Stephen King!
I was thinking that too.
Nah. This guy’s shaved.
Tell me, what decade would it have been appropriate to wear a Robin Hood red felt hat?
Better question would be, when wouldn’t it have been appropriate? Answer: never.
Robin Hood red felt is timeless.
Lizzie Borden wants to practice on her sister’s Chatty Cathy.
Nice, the kids holding a hatchet.
Thank you, Cpt. Obvious… I mean Capt. Haddock
Lizzie Borden’s favorite Christmas present!
wow, the dad is a dead ringer for dan alkroyd
And…and this canteen, that’s all I need!
HA! Credit for the slightly subtle yet hilarious movie quote… too funny!
Is that an ax the little girl has? Scary.
I think the child with the hatchet is a boy, but I’m not positive.
They are SO sophisticated!
Is that Dan Aykroyd?
Looks like thy are off to harvest the perfect Christmas tree.
OH!! I LOVED my Dancerina doll!!!
It was my favorite Christmas present ever!!
OMG. I forgot all about my Dancerina! Didn’t even recognize her in the pic! And to think I begged Santa for one in 4th grade. All I could see was the sister had an offical Girl Scout canteen and probably an offical Girl Scout hatchet. So cool!
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