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The 70’s

Roberto Ross

“My dad’s name is Roberto…so he looked like a dark-skinned latino version of Bob Ross . My sister already had me convinced I was the mailman’s kid and dad’s hair only helped her false narrative. None of it mattered as long as I had my Bert sweatshirt!”

(submitted by Mercedes) 

Thumb War

“What a proud moment for mom. Little did she know that there was no thumb sucking allowed in the picture!”

(submitted by Julie)

Far Out

“Halloween 1979. I’m the outhouse. I thought then (still do!) that it was an amazing costume from conception to fruition, and can’t imagine why mom waited 4 months to get this gem developed.”

(submitted by IG @polly_want_a)

Leotard Chic

“I spent much time in a leotard during the late 1970s/early 89s, evidently much to the chagrin of my grandmother and sister, both giving me the stink eye here. Mum seems not to care. Thanks, mum.

(submitted by IG @coleenkearon)

Mindfulness

“This is my parents on their wedding day in 1975.  She was always on his mind then and she still is today. This year they celebrated their 46th anniversary.”

(submitted by Charles) 

Welcome To The Middle

“My sister was upset when I arrived because she was going to have to give up her bedroom and start sharing a room with my oldest sister.”

(submitted by Rich) 

Break Point

“This is my birthday party (I’m the one blowing up the red balloon) in the mid 70s at the McDonalds in Richmond, BC. My mom looks like she’s had enough.”

(submitted by IG @ohsandra_yvr3.0

The Grand Banana

“Family vacation around 1974. We drove all the way to California with my father taking dozens of rolls of film. By the time we did a swing by the Grand Canyon, we were all tired. We got out of the car and this is the sole photo my father snapped of us. We spent about 3 minutes there. Long enough for my mom to finish that banana.'”

(submitted by Libby)

Header

“Midland, TX in the late 70’s. When Olan Mills Photography, West Texas football, and harvest gold kitchens were ALL the rage. Notice the clenched hands underneath that adorable smile? Don’t let the smile fool you. I was already a Level 8 worrier by this point.”

(submitted by IG @theocdbachelorette

The Mid-Year Growth Spurt

“Believe it or not, I actually enjoyed playing the saxophone in my Junior High School band in the early 70s. Hopefully I up-sized my Band jacket and trousers sometime during the school year…”

(submitted by Clif)