Thursday, April 01, 2010

Photo Album Rejects: Edition #3, Family Photos

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This month, I’ve asked everyone to showcase an embarrassing family photo. Maybe it wasn’t embarrassing at the time, but maybe something about it hasn’t stood the test of time.

I give you: Easter 1991

1991 Easter Farmhouse Wheatley

There are so many things to discuss about this photo. A few things I’d like to point out:

1. Yes, that was our living room, not some lodge or man-cave. We lived there.

2. Dad: Suspenders. And always ink pens in the pocket.

3. Mom: Giant glasses and wings in the hair. I’m not even going to mention the loudness of the dress. It speaks for itself.

4. Me: The bangs. And the bow. Wow. Clearly the curl had already fallen out of my hair (as it did approximately 3.7 seconds after removing the hot rollers), and I had some weird wave thing going.

5. The other siblings: They were too little to make their own fashion choices, so they really can’t be blamed. But I think the evil grin on Trump’s face is worth mentioning. I’m just sayin’.

6. Yes, that is HLB with the brown hair. Look much like someone who gets his photo plastered all over this blog?

7. The deer head in the back? It’s almost as if he was a part of the family. Actually, he kinda is.

8. Check out that tablecloth-covered item behind us. That was our TV. It stayed covered with a tablecloth, sitting in the living room for over a year. Why? Because we thought something was broken that couldn’t be fixed. At least that’s what my parents told us. But for some reason, we kept the VCR (and stacked all manner of chochkies all over it). One day, we pulled the tablecloth off just to “try” it. Lo and behold, it worked. For a long time afterward. You had to give it a good smack on the side now and then, but work it did. I can never get back that year without TV. Never.

So link up, ya’ll! I can’t wait to see your photos!

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1 comment:

  1. yours is far better than mine. If I had thought about it I could find a few matchy matchy Easter pictures of our family. Mom used to make all our outfits match or at the very least coordinate. But sadly I just used a digital picture I already had on my computer.