“The year was 1976– the bicentennial of our country. Our Father wanted to celebrate. So he had my sister and I dress up as if we were Civil War soldiers. We proudly (yet embarrassingly) marched around the block where we lived. But that wasn’t enough.. oh no.. my father had us march around Ben Franklin (the store) and other shops in the plaza like TG&Y and Publix. Looking back 38 years later, I realize its nice to share memories like this one so the world can see just how much we were willing to do for our country!”
(submitted by Ricker)
“The picture on the left was taken my first day of kindergarten in Clyde, Ohio. To make a unique invitation to my 40th Birthday Party, I tried to recreate this picture. It was remarkably easy to find a house that looked almost exactly the same even though I now live thousands of miles away. The only thing missing was getting my little brother to pose inside the door . . . but the homeowner wouldn’t answer the doorbell and so we shot this one quickly without permission.”
(submitted by Zen)
It’s as if we’re inside her mind.
Oh, and Happy Birthday, Jesse!!!
(submitted by Carolyn)
“This photo is of me and my son who just turned 11. He was born at home and the midwives stashed his placenta in our freezer. As the years went on, I couldn’t just throw it out or leave it somewhere – I made it! So after 11 years, we bought a blueberry bush and I had him bury it under there. He was thrilled. My dad dug the hole and the cat was trying to steal the placenta.”
(submitted by Emily)
“I bought my son sun glasses but my husband though they should be black to look cool, so I spray painted them, but I didn’t let the paint dry enough before putting them on. “
(submitted by Amanda)
“This is my cousin and I at the races. We are the same age and were in the same class at school, so I always felt a little bit of rivalry with her. My older brother, my older sister and my younger brother all won the “Best Dressed” in their age/gender categories, but my cousin won in ours. I was so dirty on her for winning because not only did I have to put up with (what I saw as) her smugness, I also had to put up with my siblings teasing.
We are now in our 30’s, great mates, and think this photo is hilarious. Especially since my cousin admitted she was jealous of my hat and scrunchy socks (which were all the rage back then).”
(submitted by Lauren in Australia)