How Nana Got Her Groove Back

September 10th, 2012

How Nana Got Her Groove Back - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

“This is a photo of my great grandmother Hannah after landing in Hawaii. I found it yesterday while going through a box of my grandmother’s stuff. Apparently she wasn’t “ready” when that photo was taken and didn’t like it. She did, however, like the gentleman in the photo with her.”

(submitted by Amy)

37 Responses to “How Nana Got Her Groove Back”

  1. Chris M says:

    Reply if you saw this on FXX recently, maybe during the Every.Simpsons.Ever Marathon. It was in one of the bumpers before they return to the show. So funny, and ironic how the guy in the photo looks just a little like Wilmer Valderama.

  2. dave says:

    Jimmy ‘Superfly Snuka’ and his Mom

  3. Donna Lee says:

    I usually just chuckle to my self – but this one caught me off guard and I LOL hard and I’m still grinning! What a fun look of dismay or one of utter confusion? Who knows?

  4. blueberry says:

    I think this guy uses Soul Glow

  5. Karen says:

    Hilarious. Photo and caption are perfect. I LOVE YOU, AMY!

  6. Jill says:

    This is my all-time favorite AFP pic. Lose the caption. It’s not needed.

  7. jennifer says:

    I swear this is the SAME guy i had my pic taken with when i went to hawaii in 1977!! Now i gotta go find those pics!

    • Charylan says:

      This is the same guy that I took a picture with in 1977 (when I was 17), dug that photo out and my expression is quite similar!

    • kck says:

      I am quite sure we also have a picture of the same guy with my mother. We even had leis like that. I’m pretty sure we were there in 78 (I would have been 7 or 8). ROFL. This is absolutely priceless!

  8. Nancy says:

    The better to see you with, my dear!

  9. Scott says:

    Finally, a picture of Mom and Dad together.

  10. Terry says:

    This one is hilarious!

  11. Karen says:

    Caption Win /

  12. Cassandra says:

    Nana doesn’t know what her groove is or why she would want it back

  13. Barbara says:


    I can’t handle it!

  14. Todd says:

    omg this is spitting image of my grandmother !! way to go grams!

  15. Heather C says:

    What’s wrong with you, Grandma? That guy’s a total babe!

  16. Teresa says:

    This guy looks familiar. Do you think he is the only Hawaiian to pose with tourists in the 70ies?

  17. Simon says:

    Her expression is priceless. Love the bottle-bottom glasses.

  18. rjb98002 says:

    Here we have proof that Mario Lopez is still hosting “name your adventure,”

  19. CarrieM says:

    That Grandma is adorable! I love this photo.

  20. Kimm says:

    Go Nana!!!

  21. AJ says:

    Her expression and the caption totally make this one. Well done, AFP!

  22. Heidi says:

    *fondle* “What’s this?….Don’t come at me half baked, sonny.”

  23. Wainscott says:

    Grandma Bubbles is actually looking off in the distance at the shopping cart filled with kittens and thinking to herself “Please get me back home to Canada’.

  24. Natalie says:

    Is that…is that Mario Lopez?!?! Who knew his career spanned so many decades?…

  25. bean says:

    this was one of my very favorite captions on the site!!!

  26. Liz says:

    Hi…while it’s def awkward;it seems a tad bit sad to me..The look on her face was Like grandma was kind of “put up to it” & knew she looked silly. I usually laugh a lot on this site & I know many.. maybe even most, folks would find it funny…. I guess she looks like she’s being made fun of; in a not so funny way. I’m a softie… I know.

  27. Vel says:

    Terrible caption (made me think “wah wah wah”), but amazing photo! Rachel, please post the one of your grandma!

  28. Piki says:

    You know, I’ve always admired you guys for keeping it clean and family friendly and monitoring what people are posting, but I’m going to let you slide on this one for so many reasons. Hilarious!

  29. rachel says:

    My grandmother has this exact same photo–same era, same lei, almost the same guy, just a different grandma

  30. K'lyn says:

    … and she looks utterly thrilled about it too.

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