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July 4th

Red, Hot, And Blue

“Fourth of July 1992. A day I will try to forget.”

(submitted by H. Lynn) 

The Patriot

“My grandfather is the star of many awkward family photos. Here, he poses pantsless, with a pair of kettlebells, artistically composed at his feet to highlight his lack of pants and booty short spandex. The flag in the background pretty much says it all: this is AMERICA.”

(submitted by Hannah)

Light It Up

“A Fourth of July variation of the old warning, ‘Never fry bacon naked.’  Ouch. It’s me and my dad in this picture, and he still loves playing with sparklers.”

(submitted by Valerie)

Sparky

“My best friend at the age of three, sharing a sparkling 4th of July with his father.”

(submitted by Roxanne) 

The Spirit Of ’93

“My sister hired a photographer to take our family picture all dressed up in our red, white and blue in 1993.  Our Dad, pictured in the white shoes, was very patriotic and my sisters and I are as well.  It all made sense at the time but now we can laugh and call this picture one of our most awkward family photos!  Thank you to my sister  for always thinking up such wonderful memories for our family!!”

(submitted by Connie)

Red, White, And Groovy

“My Mom has always been a creative sewer. Back in the early 70’s she thought dressing the family alike in the cool, trendy flag cloth would be a great idea. Note the awesome brown polyester pants and cool white belts sported by the guys! And little me on my father’s knee! This picture has been out of the family’s eye for decades and I recently dug it out of somewhere.  I showed it to my Mom and her reaction was “Good lord, what was I thinking?” That got a huge chuckle from me!”

(submitted by Ann)

 

What’s Up, Dock?

“The first, and what ended up being the last, family picture we tried to take at my Uncle’s 4th of July party this year.”

(submitted by Jon)

Fall From Grace

“My friend taking a patriotic family picture.”

(via source)

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United We Segway

“About a decade ago, my dad had a phase of hyper-intense community involvement. He somehow came up with with the idea of putting a piano on a rented Segway and having me play patriotic tunes while riding in the local 4th of July parade to promote a local politicians election campaign. Predictably, the keyboard idea didn’t pan out, so he just had us bedazzle it in America and call it a day. This was that day.”

(submitted by Alex)