“As you can see, I’m obviously the ‘oops’ child.”
(submitted by Becca)
“While we were never the type of family to sit for a studio portrait, someone stumbled across a coupon and decided to give it a shot. Mind you, this is the ONE AND ONLY family portrait we ever took. I am on the bottom left with the too-big-for-my-face white fashion glasses and the poorly chopped bangs.) I vaguely recall that we had a family meeting and decided to try and look “cool” — hence the sunglasses and the emotionless faces. I’m not sure what’s more entertaining: the fact that no one is wearing sleeves? Or that there is an honest to God ALF t-shirt being worn in all seriousness?”
(submitted by Erin)
Six years ago, we published What About Grandma on AFP and it became an instant classic. Well, we received this letter from the family and wanted to share:
“Wanted to drop you a quick line and let you know that our famous Grandma passed away this past weekend. She loved the picture and the fact that her family was published in the book. I know the picture became a favorite around AFP as well. Over the past couple years as we’ve gathered as a family, we’ve actually had a couple of opportunities to recreate the photo. It’s become quite the inside joke in our family. I’ve attached a few more pictures plus a picture from the last time we were all together this past July (so you know that we really did love and cherish Grandma!). In addition to the six knee-shelf children she had 14 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. She left quite a legacy for us all.”
That she did. This one’s for Grandma.
“This is my son on a weekend trip to a drive through safari. My daughter was crying. He wasn’t exactly thrilled with the close up animal encounters either.”
(submitted by Jennifer)
Two subjects you don’t often see in the same sentence.
(via © Gummbah+Chantal Rens at www.nobodyforever.com)
“This is my husband when he was 6 or 7. His grandma sent him to school on PICTURE DAY in this shirt. You can’t see the bottom, but the shirt actually says “Rub it easy, make it hard.” No joke. His grandma obviously was clueless. Needless to say, he didn’t wear it to school again.”
(submitted by Wendy)