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The 60’s

Playing Possum

“That’s my grandfather (Pappy) kneeling, my sister in his lap, and my cousin standing. I believe it was my uncle’s possum – he was known for taking in and rehabbing animals in a spare bathroom. This was taken in 1969 in Grand Junction, Tennessee.”

(submitted by IG @kacynb

Sunday Best

“Christmas of ‘69. Mom got a heckuva deal on fabric and yes indeed, we went to church like that.”

(submitted by IG @thatjillmunson

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) 

O Christmas Chair

“My mom’s family, 1963. My mom and aunt are the little girls in front row. We’re all very confused as to why the chair is the focal point of the picture. Apparently my mom’s grandmother, who took the photo, always took pictures where the people were not centered or heads were cut off. Otherwise it’s just a typical 1960s Christmas picture!”

(submitted by Shannon)

Happiest Birthday

“It’s my sister’s birthday in 1968 at the party where no one smiled.”

(submitted by IG @lorrainescatsandworld

Candy Cigarettes

“Easter 1967. The Easter Bunny brought two baskets — one with candy for me, one with Tareyton cigarettes for my father.”

(submitted by L.A.)

An Easter Arrest

“This was taken Easter morning. I am the second from the left, and had just been bailed out of jail by my parents.  I had spent the night in jail in Ferguson, Missouri for taking a case of beer out of an open garage.”

(submitted by Charles)

Bedtime Stories

“I was born during the last week of October 1966. By December 1966, Dad was reading me Playboy articles as bedtime stories.”

(submitted by Randy) 

Choose Your Own Adventure

“On one of our family trips to Kansas, my brother looks like he’s flashing my grandmother. I know that not to be the case but it’s a mystery as to what he was doing.”

 (submitted by William)

In The End

“My town’s homecoming float, 1967.”

(submitted by Mike)