Behind The Awkwardness

Doll Parts - Behind The Awkwardness

Doll Parts

“My sister Erica (6 years-old) is on the left and I am on the right(7 years-old). I am sure you can imagine the disappointment when my thrifty mother handed us these homemade Cabbage Patch Kids!”

(submitted by Michelle)

Happy Labor Day from AFP! - Behind The Awkwardness

Happy Labor Day from AFP!

“I worked at a cub scout camp that had a theme of Star Wars. Some of my co-workers and I had a picture taken together. The older guy is a falconer, and we used the raven at camp a lot. To me, this picture makes so much sense, but to anybody else, there are three teenagers surrounding an older man holding a raven, and we’re all dressed as Jedi. Weird.”

(submitted by Jeff)

Women In Black - Behind The Awkwardness

Women In Black

“This was my sister and mom and I in a dance recital… as ADULTS! We were the Men-In-Black and Mom must have been an alien belly-dancer.”

Seeing Is Believing - Behind The Awkwardness

Seeing Is Believing

“This miraculous photo is of my darling dear mother, in the 80’s, with what is obviously a cutout of the great Thomas Sullivan Magnum. The best part of this photo is the glasses, but, the second best part is the fact that my mom refuses to admit that it is a cutout. She still thinks she met Tom Selleck.”

(submitted by Brian)

Happy Mother’s Day - Behind The Awkwardness

Happy Mother’s Day

“I’m the pissed-off one dressed in high style 80’s neon on the far right, two feet away from Mom and my grandmother who clearly think the occasion warrants a bit more elegance than I do. (And yes, it really was mother’s day).”

(submitted by Valerie)

School Ties - Behind The Awkwardness

School Ties

“As was tradition in our family, we were taking our first day of school photos.  The cat, Cuddles, had been posing with us in some of our earlier shots and then ran off.  I was whining because I wanted to have the cat in the pictures.  My brother, intolerant of my whining, punched me and told me to shut up.  This made me cry and I started crying harder when I realized my mom was still taking pictures.”

(submitted by Jennifer)

 

 

 

Haunted House - Behind The Awkwardness

Haunted House

“This is me somewhere around 1981-82 with a demon at a local haunted house that ran every year. I was addicted to horror movies as a kid (and still am) so whenever the haunted house started up, I’d beg my mom let me to go in with the lights off.  After an endless amount of badgering, she finally let me go through in the dark. Expecting me to come running back out screaming, she stayed by the entrance only to see me come bouncing out the exit with a huge smile on my face. To commemorate this, she let me pose for a picture with the demon. As you can see, my smile refused to fade even a little bit and I was probably more than a little overdressed for the occasion.”

(submitted by Lonnie)

Backseat Driver - Babies

Backseat Driver

“My dad loved motorcycles. This is him on his Yamaha with me in back and my 2 year old brother bungee corded to the seatback.”

(submitted by Miranda)

Through The Looking Glass 2 - Behind The Awkwardness

Through The Looking Glass 2

“This is photo of me on my wedding day before the ceremony started. The photographer told me to pretend I was looking out the window to see if my soon to be husband had arrived. I always thought it was such a goofy picture because I couldn’t see a thing out that stained glass window.”

The Big Dig - Behind The Awkwardness

The Big Dig

“This is my family. Maybe 1977. The beautiful backdrop of the golden sunset on wallpaper accentuates the glow of happiness on our faces. My little sister is clearly the champion. My dad was a part time photographer in the 70’s, and we took lots of posed family portraits. This one my sister found deep in the archives of old negatives. It never saw the light of day….until now!”

(submitted by Carl)