Cool, Cheesy & Ancient Family Pictures

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  1. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    She used to be a nurse, thats probably Sarvodaya Hospital, I think.

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  3. superstring01 Moderator

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    Here's three more fantastic pics:

    Self (in yellow) and three of my siblings. That's right: we're in a totally self-made white-trashy marching band. (just LOOK at those bell-bottoms!)

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    This one's great (and I'd love to get it professionally restored), but you'll have to struggle a bit: it's my dad (in Nam) holding up a Playboy centerfold!

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    Yes, that's my WHITE niece and WHITE step-mother standing next to the infamous negro lawn jockey. It's so trashy that it's almost classic. I was so ashamed in high school, now I just love it. I always ask them why they don't just put up a mammy statue next to it!

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  5. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Its strange how different things look through the lens of time. So much more...poignant?
     
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  7. superstring01 Moderator

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    Indeed. My dad was such a dork (to me) growing up. I just thought he was a total douche. But, looking back, the guy was a stud, and a bit of a wild one.

    The little things that used to bug the shit out of me are now the fondest memories!

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  8. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    Great photos! I'm pissed, I set up my parents a little website using their webspace on AOL...and AOL has closed that service down, now I lost all those pictures. Dangit. I don't have a scanner..I wish I could post some of dad in WWII.
     
  9. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    HOLY CRAP String!!!! Why didn't you tell us your dad was Hank Williams Jr!???
     
  10. superstring01 Moderator

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    HA! He's not.

    Now that you've seen mine, we should, at least, get to see yours! Huh?

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  11. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    Seriously...that is one groovy suit...check out the collars...you could jump off a building and coast down on them like hang glider wings.

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    ..and that kind of shinyness only comes from the finest synthetic fibers. Good thing he didn't get that smoke to close or "Whoosh"...flame on.

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    What the hell were we thinking in the 70's?
     
  12. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    and you know he's wearing platform shoes.
     
  13. superstring01 Moderator

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    No. Believe it or not: cowboy boots. (look at the "other" pictures of my dad, especially in Nam, does he LOOK like a platform shoe guy?)

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  14. superstring01 Moderator

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    Note: I'm still waiting on some pics, Orly!

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  15. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I'm trying. I have to get the hubby to hook the scanner up. I may have to just take them to work and scan them.
     
  16. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    Ok..all of the old photos on AOL are gone..but these qualify as cheesy...from a couple of years ago at Christmas:

    My Mom and my niece (she looks just like my sister at this age) You can tell where old mac gets his sense of humor from...looking at the smile on mom's face.

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    My father, the great man...doing what he does best now...

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  17. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    oooo, I love that rocking chair.
     
  18. superstring01 Moderator

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    For me, some of my favorite ones are of my father in Vietnam. Unlike a lot of people who went through hell there, he can talk about it. He lost his best friend to a Bouncing Betty. It took him until now to come to the conclusion that that war was a waste and terrible expenditure of human life. He struggled with this notion because it's humiliating to think that it was all for naught, that his best friend died for nothing (which isn't true). But, when you look back, and realize that it never needed to happen, it sure feels that way.

    My dad was born a skirt chasing meat-head, but with advancing age, has turned into a very profound philosopher. It's extraordinary, because it's happened right before my eyes over the past decade.

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  19. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    BTW String...great fucking thread!
     
  20. superstring01 Moderator

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    Thanks, I just hope more people participate. I love old, odd, interesting pics.

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  21. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    Well this is the only old photo I could dig up..me at 5 after I gave myself a haircut the day before the big portrait photo day:

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    Lord knows that innocence would have turned into a guy that would wear a hat like this:

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  22. Repo Man Valued Senior Member

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    This is one of the coolest photos you'll ever see. My father in front of his then brand new 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible.

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    Here's my sister and I sometime in the early seventies:

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