Just the Facts

January 1st, 2014

Just the Facts - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

“This is a photo of my sister (the murderer), my brother (the reporter), and my Dad (the victim). The way I’ve heard the story told, as I was still a few years from being born, they lived next to a reporter for the local news channel and one day, my dad decided it would be funny to stage this picture…complete with “blood stains” on his back. The back of the picture actually says, “Just the Facts, Ma’am, 8/01/75.”

(submitted by Elizabeth)

29 Responses to “Just the Facts”

  1. donna smith says:

    your pic was taken in my hometown. LOL but it’s not nbc anymore. I just thought that was pretty cool.

  2. RedNeck says:

    I must say that is the only time I saw a news car sporting a classic police gumball light :P. Creative.

  3. NurseKat says:

    What a great picture and a great story behind it. Your parents were too cool and had an awesome sense of humor! Thank you for sharing :)

  4. Eoin says:

    The Baby Burlesk version of “Harold And Maude”.

  5. Helena says:

    Great parents create great childhood memories! This makes me happy and makes the memory of your parents live on.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks everyone! I’m the submitter. I sent the picture to AFP a while ago and to see it here today is really amazing. Apparently it was my Mom’s idea to take the picture (and she was the photographer.) I guess the local newspaper had asked people to “send a news story” and this is what they came up with! Lol! So, yes, the whole family is crazy. The universe works in mysterious way–we lost my Mom on December 30th last year so this was the first year without her at Christmas (we lost my Dad in 96) and the day this posted was my brother’s 45th birthday. To see people enjoying my crazy family warms my heart and makes me smile like you wouldn’t believe. Thanks everyone!

    • Sheri says:

      Happy New Year Elizabeth!

      You remind me of myself. I, too lost both parents, but we must remember the wonderful, happy and fun memories of those that have passed. We are fortunate to be born and to leave your mark on this planet is a wonderful thing!

      Thank you for sharing and keep searching for more pictures to submit of your “crazy” family! :)

  7. Earl Miller says:

    Kimberly…no wonder you’ve been exiled to Utah! Really, wish my Dad had been so cool. Earl

  8. Lana says:

    This one NEEDS a Recreation!

  9. jenn says:

    I love this one. Too cute. Fun family.

  10. Shannon says:

    OMG…I think the “detective” even has a cigar in his mouth…hahahahahahahahahaha!

  11. C.DS says:

    Oh this is great! My cousins and I used to love playing cops and staging crime scenes! That is one cool dad! Our own uncool parents just shook their heads unapprovingly – probably convinced we were disturbed.

  12. Nicole says:

    This is not at all strange…

    • KC says:

      You do know some kids play detective games like this, right? I did something like this with friends and now I’m about to graduate with a degree in Forensic Science.

  13. KS says:

    This must’ve been in Rochester NY. I grew up there and recognize the TV station!

    • Liza says:

      I was thinking the same thing…I spent 18 years there. Many really nice people…I can totally see this happening!

      • Joan says:

        Yep, I grew up sorta close to Rochester, too! I even started thinking about who the reporters might be if this were a real story. Wyoma Best, perhaps?

    • Kristi says:

      I was so excited when I saw the WROC car!!!!! I knew it was Rochester!!!! what a great dad!!!!

  14. Tim S says:

    “He made me eat Brussels sprouts!”
    “I see. Justifiable homicide.”

  15. Jamie Wyche says:

    Love this! Thats a good daddy

  16. amy k says:

    all hail this awesome man.

  17. Jane says:

    That’s cute…sounds like your dad has a great sense of humor

  18. Kimberly says:

    You have an awesome dad.

    • Eileen says:

      He was very awesome! I am the “murderer” in the photo – now I’m in Human Resources, go figure! :-)

      • Michele says:

        That’s OK, you did your time. You deserve a second chance. Seriously, what a great dad and a wonderful memory. Thank you for sharing it.

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