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The Ripper

“This was taken at my bro’s birthday party at the exact moment he decided to let one rip.”

(submitted by IG @dadtoafox

Far Out

“Halloween 1979. I’m the outhouse. I thought then (still do!) that it was an amazing costume from conception to fruition, and can’t imagine why mom waited 4 months to get this gem developed.”

(submitted by IG @polly_want_a)

Turkey Day

“It is me with my mom and dad in 1985, taken at a restaurant in St. Paul, MN on Thanksgiving day for their special holiday buffet. I’m the mortified teenager and on the back of the photo, my mom wrote ‘Who is the real turkey?'”

(submitted by IG @curlygirl41)

Dance Mom

“My mom went to dance school with me in the 80s.”

(submitted by IG @onabess

Baby Brain

“My husband as an infant. I prayed our children would not inherit his large cranium.”

(submitted by IG @maheenott

Santa Clown

“Me and my sister, Christmas in Chile 1996. Apparently the Santa we visited had a second job and was also a clown on the same day (there was full clown makeup under the beard).”

(submitted by IG @alielliey

Bizarro Big Bird

“Here’s me in 1986 with this terrifying looking holiday Big Bird where you can see the guy’s face in the cutout below the beak.”

(submitted by IG @karamasm

Santa Lucia

“When I was a little girl in 1976, my mom had me dress up for my school’s Christmas heritage parade. She told me about Santa Lucia, how she was a Swedish saint and then she dressed me as her complete with lit candles on my head. I just read about Santa Lucia and learned she isn’t Swedish, she’s Italian. My mom nearly set me on fire for a heritage that is not mine.”

(submitted by IG @justokcannabis

Autumnal Spirit

“Our wedding was held over Thanksgiving at my grandparents church and they wanted to keep the festive decor in place for our ceremony.”

(submitted by IG @joshuamills1

Runaway Train

“Having your photo taken with Thomas and Friends seemed pretty simple. You select the engine you wish to be in the photograph, stand in the blue circle, press start button and stand for 5 seconds. But my son wouldn’t remain in the painted circle and so i held him in place at arm’s length so as not to be in the photo myself. When I walked into the souvenir photo shop, the staff were in fits of giggles and this was why.”

(submitted by IG @foogirl_tel