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The Rub

“This is my husband when he was 6 or 7. His grandma sent him to school on PICTURE DAY in this shirt. You can’t see the bottom, but the shirt actually says ‘Rub it easy, make it hard.’ No joke. His grandma obviously was clueless. Needless to say, he didn’t wear it to school again.”

(submitted by Wendy)

Glass Onion

“My mother is pregnant with me in this photo, you can see my older sister, and my cousin. The old farts are the photographer/my grandad, and my gran. Then my mother and her 2 sisters are sitting, and their spouses are standing. Creepy Uncle Stu is the only one posing. My dad is clearly enjoying time with his in-laws.”

(submitted by Rachel)

Renaissance Regrets

“I lived in Luxembourg as a kid so my family did a lot of traveling in the five years we lived there.  In looking through the pictures, it was obvious that my siblings and I were not happy campers on this trip to Italy as we all refused to smile in every picture. I’m sure my Dad thought it was hilarious to have his eight-year-old daughter pose in front of a fat naked man sitting on a turtle.

The statue is ‘The Fountain of Bacchus’, sculpted in 1560 by Valerio Cioli. He used Duke Cosimo I’s court dwarf as the model for Bacchus. If you want to see the statue today, or take your own picture with it, it’s at the Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy.”

(submitted by Shelly)

An Easter Possession

“This photo has baffled my family since it was taken on Easter 1984. When my mom got the photo back, she immediately had me try to pose like this and I couldn’t. We’ve never figured it out. No photoshop, and I assure you I am neither possessed by a demon nor anywhere near that flexible.”

(submitted by Sarah)

The Sunbathers

“This is a wedding photo of the extended family – and a couple of unintentional bystanders who didn’t bother getting out of the shot.”

(submitted by Jeremy)

Uncle Jack

“Meet Uncle Jack, the goth uncle.”

(submitted by Jack)

Armed and Endangered

“My aunt and uncle in the mid 80’s.”

(submitted by Dominic)

Hello My Pretty

“My sister looking like she’s gonna tear my head off when I was an infant being held by my dad.”

(submitted by Erick)

Got Her Goat

“One of our goats and I are both pregnant with twins and due the same week. I made her dress up and take maternity photos with me.”

(via source)

Taking The Plunge

“My daughter collected toilet plungers when she was little. None of them ever met a toilet, face-to-face, she just liked them. She always wanted to see the ‘plunger section’ of any given store we went to. She painted the handles on some of them and would frequently line them up as her opening act for the puppet shows she would put on.”

(submitted by Dan)