Behind The Awkwardness

Interview With A Vampire

“Back in the early 1970’s my crazy mother loved having big, over the top Halloween parties.  At this one, she rented a coffin from a funeral home and laid in it for hours while my friends came to visit her.  I think she was loaded personally.  To this day, people remember her for this party!”

(submitted by Lynette)

Granny’s Got A Gun

“In 2010, we sent you this spunky picture of our sweet Grandma Nadine (taken years earlier). We are saying goodbye to this beautiful woman on Tuesday, but are forever grateful to AFP for memorializing her spunky attitude on your board game. She got a kick out of being a part of the AFP family! Thanks for sharing our fun memories!”

We are sending our love to Lisa and to her legendary Grandma. Her spirit and spunk in this photo will live on forever.

(submitted by Lisa)

It’s A Hard Knock Life

“I was 6 years old.  My mother was obsessed with me being Annie because I had curly hair.  So, she fluffed it up, bought me a red dress and a stuffed dog and had my picture taken.  I can’t sing, I can’t dance and had no interest in theater.  Hopefully, the photo was enough for her dream.”

(submitted by Kristi)

Space Invader

“The first professional photo of my husband and I together. The cameraman had assured us that our son would not be in the picture…..now it’s my favorite picture and our first family photo!”

(submitted by Kelly)

Taking The Plunge

“My 11 month old was fascinated by the household toilet plunger.  Obviously, it was off limits. But after a week of constantly prying it from his little grasp, I bought him a brand new one for his very own. And then… this is what he did with it.”

(submitted by Mallory)

Sugar Don’t Bite

“This is my sister’s dance class from approximately 1989. Although there are so many funny elements to this photo, nothing quite trumps the stud in the back.”

(submitted by Grace)

Angels & Demons

“This was shot by a professional photographer when my wife was expecting our second baby. It is common in China to have such photo shooting for any important family time. But the photographer did not expect me to act as a demon behind my wife.”

(submitted by Christophe in China)

Gutterball

“At the time of this photo, my family lived in a small town off a busy highway. My little sister was ever wandering off, wherever we went; and she had a tendency to put everything in her mouth. We needed a solution to keep her in sight and out of trouble, while we were outside doing yard work. The only thing we had was baling twine, which we kept tied to the gutter. We had to put her on her “leash” often, which makes her adult preference for bondage rather… awkward.”

(submitted by Cindy)