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Behind The Awkwardness

First Day

“It was the first day of school in 1989. Dan had an incident blowing up his bike tire and had to wear an eye patch, Andy is all kinds of nervous, and Joe is proudly saluting in wet pants.”

(submitted by Martha)

Spotty

“Just found this gem today. Apparently my mother thought it was appropriate to take me to a rave in a dalmation outfit. Needless to say, I was not happy.”

(submitted by Nicholas)

Uncle Wally

“Uncle Wally is not a very good babysitter.”

(submitted by Liz)

BTA: Still Crazy After All These Years

“My Grandmother hired a professional photographer for my Grandfather’s 75th birthday party. Not only did we all have to wear black & white… but I received this CD of photos which included this awkward shot.”

Out Cold

“This is a picture of the bride passing out on her wedding day, but clearly, the party must go on!”

(submitted by Dan)

Lost In Translation

“It was supposed to be a cap.”

(submitted by Laura)

Double Dutch

“On the eve before my grandparents 60th anniversary party this photo was passed around. In 1991 for their anniversary they went to Holland. There is so much going on in the picture that every time you look at it you see something new – and horribly awkward. Don’t miss out on the painted wooded shoes, the tangle of yarn and that white hat.”

(submitted by Allison)

Prophet of Doom

“We didn’t celebrate Halloween at our house. We begged to go trick-or-treating, so this was the compromise. Dad went with us door to door as the Prophet of Doom.”

(submitted by Chelsea)

Doorjammed

“We were all watching my youngest daughter play on her slip & slide.  When she was finished, I sent her inside (I thought) and I drained the slide.  I turned around to see this.  My favorite part is that with one hand she’s knocking on the wooden door and with the other, she’s trying to reach the handle of the storm door!”

(submitted by Emma)

My Favorite Martian

“Nothing says happy holidays more than your orange father sitting on the toilet with a pair of boppers on his head. Spain, 1990. Bare in mind this was before digital cameras, so some poor soul down at the chemist has to develop and print this!”

(submitted by Ross in the UK)