Vesting Period

February 22nd, 2012

Vesting Period - Behind The Awkwardness

“My father, brothers, and I in 1983. The sad part is it wasn’t planned that way. We all just showed up dressed so poorly.”

(submitted by Steven)

29 Responses to “Vesting Period”

  1. Lisa says:

    This is actually a nice picture! Every one looks so happy 🙂

  2. b says:

    Who is this Olan Mills and how has he put out so many Awesomely awkward photos??

  3. aurora112368 says:

    This pic has been printed out and passed around to my entire family, because the dude with the beard looks exactly like my nephew, who was not even born until mid 1990s. the kid behind him looks similar to his cousin too. But it’s incredible how dead on it is to my nephew.

  4. Cindy says:

    Their vests match the fake trees in the background.

  5. El Kev says:

    I got a fever, and the only prescription, is more cowbell.

  6. dehro says:

    be was a star-wars convention and nobody told you that I had dibs on Han Solo..

  7. kevin says:

    what is this, a Han Solo convention?

  8. diane says:

    did they “just happen” to be watching bonanza? lol

  9. Deb says:

    Is that Justin Timberlake with a beard in the front?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. J says:

    Front brother’s kind of a babe. Without the beard, he’d have been my type c. 1983!

  11. Root 66 says:

    Looks like a lot of “Naugas” gave their “hydes” for this photo! What a great picture!

  12. No Capes says:

    A feast of leathery awesomeness.

  13. Lili says:

    This was a good in-VEST-ment!

  14. fancynancy says:

    I just knew before I scrolled all the way down that it was an Olin Mills photo. They did so many awkward/corny photos in the 80’s.

  15. middleagedgrump says:

    The Oak Ridge Boys would be proud.

  16. Cassius says:

    Matching leather vest yes!! But how about matching that awesome beard as well ?!

  17. crawil says:

    I love the gold chain in the back row!

  18. esackman says:

    “Bonanza: the Early Years”

    Pa, Little Joe, Hoss, and Adam.

  19. Newton says:

    Four Han Solos.

  20. slozudo says:

    I don’t think you are dressed poorly. Dad should have worn a long sleeved shirt, but other than that minor fashion faux pas, all I see is a happy family.

  21. Ginny says:

    Every one of you just happened to show up dressed in a leather vest? Really?

  22. Amice says:

    You know, you all look so happy, I can’t look at this as awkward.
    If just one of you had looked like you’d rather be at Wilson’s Leather picking out another vest…. But no; happy family, comfortable together. I likey.

  23. rzul says:

    You mean “awesomely!”

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