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“Our Aunt Helen made these for the three of us and while I know she worked very hard on them, I was mortified. That’s me on the left. I’m smiling but my eyes are red from crying because I didn’t want to wear it. The compromise was that I didn’t have to wear the bonnet. I don’t have much of a fashion sense but even then, at a tender young age, I knew this was wrong, very wrong.”

(submitted by Amy)


Cool Ray

“My parents had a traveling puppet show that my sister and I grew up performing in from ages 8-18. This is one of our promotional pictures of us with a puppet we worked together, named… Cool Ray. YES. Kids could buy a picture for $ .25. And did. I’m on the left, apparently sporting the same hair as the puppet.”

(submitted by Amanda)

Silver Bullets

“This was our soccer team’s banner in the early 90s. My Grandma and Mom made it. The balls were felt.”

(submitted by Abra)

Take Twenty

“After twenty attempts trying to get everyone to smile, and my sister being afraid of camera flashes, my frustrated father yelled out “Just take the damn picture!”

(submitted by Heather)

Shirt Happens

“We forgot it was picture day. Next time no shirts with words.”

(submitted by Jennifer)

Support Group

“Our town has an annual Harley Davidson Bike Night where thousands of bikers descend on our downtown area. I snapped this photo of our adorable kids enjoying a soda, only later noticing the biker in the background.”

(submitted by Heather)

Training Day

“This is a photo of my husband and daughter when he was potty-training her.”

(submitted by Emily)

On The Rocks

“My family was scheduled to take family photos. My youngest refused to even just stand and look at the camera so we just stood around him and took pics anyways.”

(submitted by Nicole)

Basic Instinct

“We were trying to capture a picture of our family out in the pasture with our cows. I had set the camera on the fence post with a timer, and timing was truly everything in this picture!!! AWKWARD!!!”

Fear the Bear

“My little sister took a Christmas photo with a questionable bear, London 1976.”

(submitted by Jason)