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Renaissance Regrets

Renaissance Regrets - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

“I lived in Luxembourg as a kid so my family did a lot of traveling in the five years we lived there. I was going through some old family photos this weekend and found the ones from our trip to Italy. In looking through the pictures, it was obvious that my siblings and I were not happy campers on this trip as we all refused to smile in every picture. However, this picture and the look on my face says it all! I’m sure my Dad thought it was hilarious to have his eight-year-old daughter pose in front of a fat naked man sitting on a turtle.

The statue is ‘The Fountain of Bacchus’, sculpted in 1560 by Valerio Cioli. He used Duke Cosimo I’s court dwarf as the model for Bacchus. If you want to see the statue today, or take your own picture with it, it’s at the Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy.”

(submitted by Shelly)

In *AFP Hall Of Fame* • July 11th, 2016 • 2 Comments »

An American Privilege

An American Privilege - Kids

“This is a school assignment I completed when I was six years old. I blame my artistic choices on my five older brothers, and I was under the impression that ‘voting’ meant cheering your leaders in battle. The best part is that this was published in the school year book.”

(submitted by Ariel)

In Kids • July 7th, 2016 • 1 Comment »

Maroon 5

Maroon 5 - Kids

“My mother must have ransacked the Sears catalog to purchase these Sears Tuffskins maroon denim outfits (with white top-stitching) for all five of us kids. She got matching outfits for herself and Dad, who aren’t in the photo. Then we all went to Six Flags Over Georgia, where we were mistaken for – on multiple occasions – either a gospel group or a a country music band. As the eldest child (12) and only girl…I was completely mortified and spent most of the day dragging 20 feet behind my family. Flash forward 44 years and it is now my brothers’ and my most ‘precious’ (and totally hilarious) memory! Embrace the awkward!”

(submitted by Pat)

In Kids • July 6th, 2016 • 2 Comments »

Snacktime Strife

Snacktime Strife - Kids

“My six-year-old daughter scribbled this note about her little brother, then stuffed in my hand an hour after she had a snack. It reads: ‘It’s just that everyone pays attention to Jay, not me so no one pays attention to me, so people don’t feed me that much.’ She was apparently starved for more than just attention.”

(submitted by Sara)

In Kids • July 6th, 2016 • 1 Comment »

Sister Vs. Cow

Sister Vs. Cow - Siblings

“Just my sister after getting headbutted by a cow.”

(via source)

In Siblings • July 6th, 2016 • Comments Off on Sister Vs. Cow

Window Watchers

Window Watchers - Family Portrait

“While I was having a photo shoot, my mother decided it would be totally acceptable to have the photographer take photos of her and my brother creepin’ through the weird window in this photo. As you can tell, I was pissed and didn’t want to have anything to do with this picture. This picture has been making me, family and friends laugh since 1995! Thanks Madre!”

(submitted by Mercedes)

In Family Portrait • July 5th, 2016 • Comments Off on Window Watchers

Red, White, And Groovy

Red, White, And Groovy - Family Portrait

“My Mom has always been a creative sewer. Back in the early 70’s she thought dressing the family alike in the cool, trendy flag cloth would be a great idea. Note the awesome brown polyester pants and cool white belts sported by the guys! And little me on my father’s knee! This picture has been out of the family’s eye for decades and I recently dug it out of somewhere.  I showed it to my Mom and her reaction was “Good lord, what was I thinking?” That got a huge chuckle from me!”

(submitted by Ann)

 

In Family Portrait • July 4th, 2016 • 1 Comment »
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