“Traditional 80′s Sears photo.”
Behind The Awkwardness
“Trying to seriously take a four generation family photo and my daughter noticed something ‘going on’ in the background!”
(submitted by Tammy)
“By the look of the ponchos and the Frye boots, it’s around 1970. When it came to family photos, my dad was short tempered at the best of times. Here’s how it all went down.
Top photo, right to left. Me: “Dad told me to stand here.” Brad: “You’re supposed to be down at that end.” Brian: “Go where Brad says.” Grammy: “Oh look, a bug.” Jennifer: “I can’t see it.” Grandpa: “C’mon, Rachel, it will be ok.” Rachel: POUT.
One eighth of a second before the bottom photo. Dad (roaring): “LINE UP AND SMILE OR I’LL GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT!”
(submitted by Allison)
“This is a photo of me when I was 3-4 months old. My mom had gestational diabetes so I was a tad larger than average at birth (the doctor told my mom, ‘She looks like she’s ready to start 2nd grade!’) Almost 30 years later this is still the only bikini I’ve ever worn. Can you blame me?”
(submitted by Rachel)
This is indeed my family. I was the youngest. It was taken at a photo studio in Fort St. John, British Columbia. The photographer kept asking little ole pre-pubescent me about what I thought of girls. It was hard for me to form a response. He also made me put my hand on my brother, Perry. The oldest brother Frank still plays guitar (it’s obvious that he was into music by his look) and my band July Fourth Toilet even had him play guitar on one of our records as well as in live shows.
(submitted by Robert in Canada)
“Every birthday my parents would line us up for a picture with the cake. It never turned out well.”
(submitted by Melinda)
“Little did people know that Laura Ingles Wilder had a pet unicorn. My sister and I are six years apart and total opposites, as it is clear from his photo taken on Halloween 1994 in my kindergarten class. When she wanted to be her favorite book character, I just wanted to be a unicorn. Our parents still have this framed and put on the wall of their house.”
(submitted by Rae)