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Poster Boy

“My brother purchased this Burt Reynolds poster all by himself for our Mom and he was quite proud. She hung it over her bed where it remained for years. I don’t recall Dad objecting to this, or if he did, she still won. I’m the one looking confused in the Dorothy Hamill haircut.”

(submitted by IG @heidiblack)

Feeding Frenzy

“A lovely picture I drew of me, my cousins, and brother throwing my mother into shark-infested waters. I distinctly remember adding stripes to the shark because I knew tiger sharks were known to be aggressive. This is neatly labeled on the back ‘Sarah: 7 years old’ and lives on my parent’s fridge. To this day, I have no idea why people weren’t more concerned.”

(submitted by IG @_beckbee_)

Outback Chic

“We grew up in the Aussie country and my mum thought she was ‘trendy’. My older bro was only 11 and already taller than my mum. New Years Eve, 1987.”

(submitted by IG @juan_pablo_burrito

 

Everybody Do The Dinosaur

“Photo of my family and me (on the left) in the 80’s. No lie, this was a casual Saturday afternoon on our way to the mall! Just HaleyASaurus, MommyASaurus, and HeidiASaurus traveling around in our ‘Wish We Were A Dinosaur Family’ sweats!”

(submitted by Haley)

Thriller

“It was just your typical church directory picture from Olan Mills, until my son went to art school, enlarged it and superimposed Michael Jackson into it. This was featured in a school-wide Mother’s Day show with the title ‘My mother dated Michael Jackson.'”

(submitted by Donna)

Thrilla To Manila

“We were traveling from Alabama to Manila, and this was taken during the first half of the trip. Unfortunately for my Mom, we still had a loooooong way to go.”

(submitted by IG @gretabelo

Flower Power

“I thought it would be fun for me to make matching outfits for my mom and my daughter and I. It was the 60s and these very large flower prints were very popular. I was so proud of my sewing abilities and my fake hair!”

(submitted by Diane) 

Hair Me Downs

“My mom (right) did my hair as a child and I believe I was subjected to hairspray poisoning which led me down a road of bad choices in picking men. It’s been like wearing hairspray beer goggles for 23 years.”

(submitted by IG @jeauxroe)

Power Suit Pam

“My mother, Pam, prided herself on always keeping in style with her office wear. Here is 1992 Power Suit Pam.”

(submitted by Caroline) 

Holy Roller

“I hated taking pictures when I was little, especially ones where we had to dress up. I told my mom I was done and she didn’t believe me. I didn’t mean to make this face. It just sort of happened on its own. So this is the Christmas card she got.”

(submitted by Taylor)