Glass Blowing - Dad

Glass Blowing

“My father and some buddies at a glass blowers somewhere in NC, ca. late 1960’s.”

(via source)

Without  A Paddle - Vacation

Without A Paddle

“The adults insisted that we didn’t need a guide to ride down the Nantahala River. The river is considered to have “class III family-friendly rapids.”However, my family were obviously novices. Most of the journey passed without incident, but we were taking on water – lots of it. The falls were the pinnacle of the trip. Dad bounced out the back of the raft. My stepmom jumped out after him while my sister grabbed me and told me to get ready for the camera. That’s us in the front of the boat. My aunt, uncle and cousins tried to steer the rogue vessel ashore to no avail. Men threw ropes from the edge of the river and I remember seeing a sign that read something about dangerous rapids ahead. More ropes dangled across the river, so you could latch on and save yourself as a last resort. It took the remaining adults and some help from the bank, but they managed to beach the raft and everyone made it to safety. Everyone involved tells different stories about that day with varying levels of intensity. For example, my aunt still insists that we were in no danger because ‘a bunch of nuns could do it.’ I’m not quite sure what that means.”

(submitted by Amanda)

Rick James - Misc

Rick James

“That’s me when i was in the fifth grade. I begged my dad for that hair-style. We bought the beads and paid the lady at Fantastic Sams $80 to braid my hair and a tip. At the time, I was using organic shampoo. When i took the braids out several months later, my hair was covered in a strange film and swelled to a giant afro. I also shed three handfuls!”

(submitted by Shira)

Rocketman - Kids

Rocketman

“I was kind of a badass when I was a kid.”

(via source)

Happy Meals - Recreations

Happy Meals

‘Three siblings and a cousin enjoying some happy meals just like we used to.”

(submitted by Ryan)

My Mother’s Gamecock - Mom

My Mother’s Gamecock

“My parents raised gamecocks back in the 70s and my dad wanted a picture of my mother with one. And now we have this lovely gem of a photograph.”

(submitted by Mitzi)

Homecoming Crack - Dad

Homecoming Crack

“My daughter, her date and her friends were taking homecoming pictures in the front yard. She said I was embarrassing her in front of her friends so I made sure she was embarrassed while checking the air pressure in the tires before they left for the dance.”

(submitted by Kevin)

Welcome To Arkansas - Behind The Awkwardness

Welcome To Arkansas

“During a road trip from Kansas to Florida in 1987, this was my standard pose for all state welcome signs. None more appropriate than Arkansas.”

(submitted by Derek)

Elvis Crashed Our Wedding - Wedding

Elvis Crashed Our Wedding

“I always loved Elvis.  I invited him to our wedding, but then I realized the Elvis impersonator was really bad.  I also invited Peyton Manning, but all I got was a lousy Elvis impersonator.”

(submitted by Mollie)

Retaliation Notes - Kids

Retaliation Notes

“My niece is mad at her sisters. Today, my brother found her retaliation notes.”

(via source)