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The 80’s

A Fail Is Born

“We were obviously failing at Pinterest before Pinterest was even around. This picture is from 1989 and unfortunately seems to depict me, the oldest daughter, ‘birthing’ half the family while our mom is still making her way to the top of the steps.  We have no recollection of who took this picture or what look we were really going for, but obviously no photographer could salvage this ‘pose,’ and no inspiration is a good inspiration when it turns out like this.

Our family refers to our childhood favorites like TV shows and movies ‘PFFs,’ or Privett Family Faves, so it’s only right that this be called a Privett Family Fail.”

(submitted by April)

Itchy On Christmas

“This is a photo of my cousin and I wearing the horrible cat sweaters our Grandma knit us every Christmas. You can see the enthusiasm radiating from our faces when we were forced to model them for the rest of the family. If an angry cat head sweater doesn’t say Merry Christmas, I don’t know what does.”

(submitted by Ana)

 

Side Eyes

“This was a photo from the 1970s of my parents, aunts, uncles, and little sister. All wearing flannel, all looking off to the side except for one of us.”

(submitted by Steve)

Thirtysomething

“I don’t know what’s more awkward–how much I look like a boy, my Mom’s giant glasses, or Dad’s hideous sweater.”

(submitted by Sam)

The Ensemble

“This is my kindergarten picture, in 1980. Nothing went right. My city scene polyester shirt is backwards and inside out. The necklace under the shirt, the bruised chin, bloody nose and two silver front teeth go well with the long shag haircut.”

(submitted by Brenda) 

Thanksgiving Meltdown

“That’s me with the curls. Apparently not being allowed to stay at the table was enough to warrant a complete meltdown at the family Thanksgiving meal. Everyone else is doing a great job of ignoring me.”

(submitted by Traci)

Fight For Your Right To Party

“I threw a party while my parents were away. It was the 80’s, so big hair was all the rage, along with cutoff shirts, off-the-shoulder shirts, and partying like there’s no tomorrow. Humidity mixed with my naturally curly hair made for this wonderful look.  The White Castle container on the table was a nice touch.  My parents sure made a statement with the decor.”

(submitted by Tonya) 

Game Over

“Dad secretly beat Mario while I slept. He woke me up to show me the final screen.”

(via source)

Sister Sister

“Our semi-annual attempt to be normal, as well as best-dressed!”

(submitted by Jenny)

Lucy And Ricky

“My parents in the mid 80’s. They went as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo for Halloween.”

(via source)