“This family picture was taken around 1989, not 1969 as the hairstyles and tacky wallpaper might lead you to believe. Though this is my immediate family (I’m the girl with her eyes closed), fortunately this is not our house. Between my mom’s perm, my dad’s dejected slouch, my sister’s broken wrist and mid-chew expression, and the world’s most hideous interior design, this picture is bursting with awkwardness!”
(submitted by Linda)
It was only years later that Laura and her sister would discover that the bull wasn’t real.
(submitted by Laura)
Sometimes, we know if he’s been naughty too.
(submitted by Rhett)
There’s not a straight-shooter in the family.
(submitted by Kelly)
Rest up… the holidays are coming.
(submitted by Melanie)
“The year was 1976. My mom had just come home with that fabulous perm, and, apparently, I asked to have the same done to my hair. I was three or four at the time, so I’ll have to take her word on that. I do, however remember the traumatic experience of having that fro cut off several days after this picture was taken, because I played in a sandbox too emphatically and my mother couldn’t comb through the tangled, sandy mess! This picture will always make me smile (while shaking my head). It shows just how tiny our immediate family was – just me and my mom, with dad behind the camera at his studio. It’s goofy, sure, but back then, it was just ‘us’.”
(submitted by Julie)
“This is the picture that Aunt Mar sent out in her Christmas cards to everyone with the words, ‘after 30 min of fishing…’ written on the back.”
(submitted by Amanda)
You know the economy is bad when it trickles down to chinchillas.
(submitted by Kristi)
Julian had seen one too many episodes of Doogie Howser.
(submitted by Julian)