“This picture is of me and my two siblings after church on Easter Sunday… when we got home, we decided to wake Dad up and have him take family pictures with us. This is how it ended.”
(submitted by Fiona)
“This is my Uncle Leonard and his family. Aunt LouJean was a great seamstress, and just HAD to make shirts and pants for the whole family every time we had a reunion. This was one of the CLASSIC examples. My favorite is how Uncle Leonard’s shirt looks like a permanent bib has been sewn on it, and Aunt LouJean’s shirt is almost blazer-like with the pink lapels and the pink rolled up sleeves.”
(submitted by Ben)
He was just getting warmed up.
(submitted by Kristi)
“This is me when I was 2 1/2 yrs old and my sister was 5 yrs old. Our last name is really the Waltons and we loved to watch Little House on the Prairie as a family. Mom loved to sew and make matching outfits. This one by far was the most eye catching with the matching bonnets with the dresses.”
(submitted by Becky)
“Going through old pictures tonight and found this blast from the past…..the “Von Lightsey” family portrait!!!! Oh my!! My aunt (who helped run the Grapevine Opry at the time) had her costume designer make these matching outfits for our family to wear to the shows…..well, Mom wanted her to know how grateful we were so she took us Olan Mills for family portraits!! At one of the opry shows, we were all sitting on the front row…and a performer asked if we were a bowling team?!?! Good times! My dad is a great sport! I think Brent and Susan do look adorable with their orange hair and cute grins! I was getting braces put on the next day, so I was not wanting to show my teeth! (goofy nerd, I know!). Glad Mom had us do this picture…it’s created plenty of laughs through the years! Even at my mom’s funeral four and a half years ago…we had this picture as a part of her slideshow. The church was packed, and when this picture came up on the screen, there was a huge rumble of laughter through the tears! Precious memories, for sure!!!”
(submitted by Sherrie)
“This is a a portrait taken of my family for my tenth birthday. The photographer asked us for a serious look, a la Old Timey photos. I kept giggling so he told me to ‘look more like your Dad!’ Easy enough.”
(submitted by Ken)
If it weren’t for Mom, this ship would have gone down.
(submitted by Hannah)
Everything went according to plan.
(submitted by J in Canada)
“This photo is circa 1959. My mother had bolts of flannel fabric left when she dissolved a small toy business, so she made pjs for everyone!!! Even my uncle had a pair, but he refused to be photographed. This photo was included in our Christmas cards that year.”
(submitted by Rae)
Now, that’s one hell of a peninsula.
(submitted by Eliza)