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Behind The Awkwardness

The Caddie

Ever since my older sister was born, my dad was filming and taking photos of us. Then I was born and we went to Hersey park. It seems having a baby in a stroller helped equip dad with a way to carry his camera bag.

(submitted by Jax)

Meet Gurgle

“Yes, my father’s ventriloquist dummy, Gurgle Worthington, was a part of the family.”

(submitted by Aubrey)

It’s My Birthday

“We were celebrating my daughter’s first birthday and this picture was snapped of my daughter, her father and her nana. She did NOT want to take any pictures and did NOT want to be held.”

(submitted by Jillian)

Journey To The Center Of The Earth

“My class had to do a project where we were a living museum. Somehow, my ‘exhibit’ was the Earth itself. This was the end result, and I’m so proud of this picture I have it framed in my apartment to confuse guests.”

(submitted by Katie)

A Spoonful

“This is me back in ’93 at the Brantford Skating Carnival. The show was beauty and the beast, and I was a piece of cutlery (a spoon). I had to wear a horrible white unitard, and everyone said I looked like a toilet seat. The worst part is when we were on the ice, it glowed in the dark!”

(submitted by Connie)

Backstabber

“I was home for the Holiday’s after I joined the Navy and completed boot camp. My father thought we should have a family portrait. My brother picked up a knife and held it over my unsuspecting father’s head.”

(submitted by Mark)

Heads Up

“My Mother got a great deal on this family portrait, mainly because it wasn’t meant to be for a family THIS size. But we were all together, so she was determined to make it work.”

(submitted by Kathryn)

The Joker

“In the photo is my grandpa holding me as a baby in 1989. After grandpa retired, he started a side job as a clown, where he’d go to birthday parties and do magic tricks. He also often wore his boxing shorts from his days as a heavyweight boxer at Michigan State. He was dressing up to entertain the grandkids that day, and the boxing/clown combination certainly made for an interesting photo.”

(submitted by Darcy)

Our Little Pumpkin

“My 3 year old was very unhappy about his first preschool field trip even though it was to a fun pumpkin patch. He scowled at everyone and everything the entire time and was even madder after I coerced him to getting behind this pumpkin cut-out to take this picture… if looks could kill, I would have been dead immediately after taking this photo!”

(submitted by Angie) 

Three Kates

“This is my friend Kate. I recovered this picture from helping her move a few years ago and with her permission am sending to you. 80’s Kate is fond of books, sitting and perms.”

(submitted by Kristi)