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Birthdays

The Glass Blowers

“My Dad’s 85th birthday. Took a picture outside the restaurant which was in a very artsy part of town.  Wasn’t until I posted it on Facebook that a friend pointed out that the writing on the wall behind us was hilarious. Of course it originally said glass blowing.”

(submitted by Michele)

Kark With A K

“My husband Mark loves pumpkin pie and for his birthday I told the bakery that his name was spelled Mark with a ‘K.'”

(submitted by IG @m_m_aguilar)

Grandma Reflexes

“My sister was gonna make our brother’s birthday one to remember but Grandma’s quick hands saved the day.”

(submitted by IG @dexhasselback

Queasy Birthday

“The time we were celebrating my dad’s birthday and my mom wanted to make sure we got my sick brother in the picture.”

(submitted by IG @suzfowers

Chuck E. Please

“Here I am, age 7, with my hometown’s 90’s version of Chuck E Cheese. Terrifying.”

(submitted by IG @elsieallison)

Birthday Crash

“After a full night of celebrating my mom on her 70th birthday, we realized we forgot to take a picture of her with the grandkids. This was what we got.”

(submitted by IG @ding_dang_tina)

Vanilla

My brother must have just turned 14 or 15 which apparently means that there is no party anymore. Instead he was stuck with an undecorated cake and a chicken pox/calamine lotion covered little sister to take his picture with. Clearly, neither one of us was very happy about it.

(submitted by Jamie)

Sausage Party

“My brother sitting next to my grandma in the late 1970’s in NYC. Note the sausages hanging as birthday streamers.”

(submitted by IG @tommyrockstar)

The Birthday Balloons

My 5th birthday in 1979. My mom is not known for baking or photography skills, as evidenced in this blurry snapshot of my patchy cake, fire displays and phallic balloon sculptures.”

(submitted by Kim)

Plaid On Plaid

“This picture was taken on Jan 8, 1980 on my cousins 1st birthday. I am the 11 year old child dressed like her parents with a father who was the only one wearing a party hat. The matching plaid couch along with our lumberjack wardrobe is what nightmares are made of or what makes your friends laugh at you hysterically. The bonus in this picture is that it was taken at a happy occasion but you wouldn’t be able to tell it by the look on my face.”

(submitted by Tawnya)