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Behind The Awkwardness

In The Closet

“My mom and dad sniffing the closet to see if it smelled like smoke…”

(submitted by Nichole)

I Love You To Death

“The couple on the right are my great-great grandparents. I have no idea why they are pointing guns at each other.”

(submitted by Meagan)

Pitstop

“After the long drive to Florida, my husband was relieved to find out all the important places were within walking distance from hotel.  While the girls and I were waiting outside, I couldn’t pass up this shot.”

(submitted by Kara)

Snowblind

“This photo was taken in the early 90’s. I am the Pink Panther and the Michelin man’s hybrid in the middle. I still wonder if that visit to the ski resort was a last minute decision, because that’s the only explanation I can find for our outfits. My mom is now 71 and she always wears trousers, what on Earth made her think a leather jacket and a skirt would be a proper outfit for the snow? And what about my dad– did he have all his snow clothes in the washing machine? Have you seen those sunglasses? My eyes are bleeding.”

(submitted by Veronica)

Tube Tops

“This is a portrait of me and my mom taken at the local Woolworth’s in the late 70’s. My mom thought it would be cute to take photos in our tube tops. I posted this pic on FB as it’s always been one of my favorites; I thought it was so sweet. Two weeks ago, a friend saw it on FB and suggested that it could be a contender for your site. I HAD NEVER THOUGHT OF THE PHOTO IN THAT LIGHT, but now that I see what others see, I can’t stop laughing.”

(submitted by Ruth)

Clown Funeral

“Visiting my Grandfather’s grave in 1997. I’m the one looking in the camera, hoping my Mother’s clown gene is recessive.”

(submitted by Celeste)

Poolside

“My poor mom, so happy thinking that Dad was taking a picture of her while on vacation. BTW, this is the same mom from the AFP photo Up in the Tub.

(submitted by Maribeth, circa 1976)

Baby In A Basket

“My truly loving parents in 1978, but my father’s wicked sense of humor.”

(submitted by Arran in Canada)

Eyes Wide Shut

“This is one of the many awkward engagement photos my fiance and i took. The photographer directed us to close our eyes and look relaxed. My fiance nailed it… actually, I think he fell asleep.”

(submitted by Janice)

The Incredible Hulk

“My cousins got together for a Christmas family photo. Everyone was asked to wear their best outfit. Needless to say, it was open to interpretation for one of my cousins.”

(submitted by Victor)