Behind The Awkwardness

The Delicates

“I remember very little of my childhood. It is a pretty much a blur and this might be why… here I am @3yrs napping in the dryer. I am told that sneaking a nap in the dryer while the clothing was still hot was a tradition of mine…I’m just glad my foot was poking out, notifying everyone NOT to shut the door.”

(submitted by Nette)

Balls Out

“My Brother-in-Law, Norbert (second mullet from right), is a semi-professional bowler and used to bowl in many different state/national leagues and tournaments. This photo was taken at the big Las Vegas National Bowling Stadium Championship Tournament back in 1985. This was the man and this was his team and they didn’t mess around.”

(submitted by Annie)

Cinderfellas

“This is my 8th birthday. My mom’s gift was to dress up as Cinderella, and dress up my uncles as…. I have no idea!”

(submitted by Sofs)

Synchronicity

“This is a picture of me and my sister right before a tap dance recital. We were supposed to be clowns. Notice the Hula Hoop sown into the bottom of the shirt. You might ask…how do you keep those things on your head? Straight up Aqua Net.”

(submitted by Erica)

A Spoonful

“This is me back in 93 at the Brantford Skating Carnival. The show was beauty and the beast, and i was a piece of cutlery (a spoon). I had to wear a horrible white unitard, and everyone said i looked like a toilet seat. The worst part is when we were on the ice, it glowed in the dark!”

(submitted by Connie)

Love, Love, Love

“This is my little brother Sam and I about 1984. I have no idea what he just did to me but I’m sure it was rotten. He’s a smug little monster isn’t he? I love, love, love my lil bro.”

(submitted by Tessa)

Bones

“This is a photo of me, age 11, and my brother, David, age 15, Christmas 1970. My brother has a dislocated shoulder (wrestling), and I have a broken arm (sledriding). My mother happened to be out of town when I got hurt, and when she got home she told me to quit fooling around and “take that off,” because she thought I was faking it to get attention. Add this to my three concussions, and the 7 times my sister needed stitches in her head, and its no wonder my mom was not happy!”

Neverland

“I’ve played the harp since I was seven. We hosted a recital at our house for all my teacher’s students, which is why there are three harps in the room. But there are so many things I can’t explain about this. Why am I wearing the shirt and hat from my Peter Pan costume from Halloween about five years earlier? Why am I only wearing the top half of this costume, paired with black jeans tucked into weird ankle boots? Why am I wearing a liter of lipstick at the age of nine? Why did I ever have that haircut? The world may never know.”