“This is a photo of my great-grandma and all of her great-grand children. Sears must have been having a special or something because I (front row, pink dress) remember waiting in line for a very long time before it came for our turn to have our picture taken. This explains all the children’s bored/upset faces. It was miserable at the time, but now it’s a funny and iconic family photo. Also, a really great example of why everyone should go digital and check the results before they print them.”
(submitted by Bettina)
“This is a photo of my great grandmother Hannah after landing in Hawaii. I found it yesterday while going through a box of my grandmother’s stuff. Apparently she wasn’t “ready” when that photo was taken and didn’t like it. She did, however, like the gentleman in the photo with her.”
(submitted by Amy)
Here’s a look at our first episode, The Family Portrait, with special guest appearance from the AFP Grandparents.
“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)