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Oops Child

“As you can see, I’m obviously the ‘oops’ child.”

(submitted by Becca)

Cool And The Gang

“While we were never the type of family to sit for a studio portrait, someone stumbled across a coupon and decided to give it a shot. Mind you, this is the ONE AND ONLY family portrait we ever took. I am on the bottom left with the too-big-for-my-face white fashion glasses and the poorly chopped bangs.) I vaguely recall that we had a family meeting and decided to try and look “cool” — hence the sunglasses and the emotionless faces. I’m not sure what’s more entertaining: the fact that no one is wearing sleeves? Or that there is an honest to God ALF t-shirt being worn in all seriousness?”

(submitted by Erin)

Recreation: What About Grandma?

Six years ago, we published What About Grandma on AFP and it became an instant classic. Well, we received this letter from the family and wanted to share: “Wanted to drop...

Rear Window

“This is my son on a weekend trip to a drive through safari. My daughter was crying. He wasn’t exactly thrilled with the close up animal encounters either.”

(submitted by Jennifer)

Chastity Sweater

Two subjects you don’t often see in the same sentence.

(via © Gummbah+Chantal Rens at www.nobodyforever.com)

Double Vision

“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)

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Michael

The L is implied.

(submitted by Jerry)

Packing Heat

“My aunt and uncles family portrait from the early 90’s.”

(submitted by Kristin)

Magnolia

“I’ve been scanning old Kodachrome slides and I thought this was just a nice photograph of my mother among the magnolias… then I saw my someone peering over her shoulder. So creepy.”

(submitted by Amelia)

Upside Down

“We had taken our son to Sears for a photo session. We received the proofs and ordered prints, not realizing that his middle finger was proudly displayed in the photo.  It wasn’t until years later we noticed it.”

(submitted by Dee)