Friday, November 7, 2008

Kickin' It Old School

Check this out. Actual Olan Mills (and other studios) photographs from the good ol' days I call the 70s and 80s. Pretty funny stuff.

So in that spirit, I give you my family's contributions to this retrospective. Didn't we look good?

A few notes about this montage - my mom's sweater was green, but it turned out beige in the pictures. I look stupid because I'm trying to smile and keep my eyes from squinting. My dad has the same pose in three of the four pictures. My parents did take the third picture and had it blown up into a 16x24 portrait. It hung in their bedroom until my dad sold that house. I have no idea where it went.


This is my brother and me. My mom was heavily into Dorothy Hamill haircuts, as were all my friends. Check out my brother's checked suit and collar-you-could-serve-drinks-on shirt. I have no words for the fashion faux pas I've got going on. My mom was generally pretty fashion-forward.



Go back through your family photographs this weekend and laugh at how goofy you look, and remember the fun times with your family.



























14 comments:

Lynn said...

Ok, ain't NO one funnier than Bart in those pictures. :) Love it!!

Jaelithe said...

I think you look adorable, actually. You were a cute kid.

mommymae said...

i totally had that haircut too!!

Zookeeper said...

Maddy looks a lot like you in those pictures. They're great! Thanks for sharing.

A Buns Life said...

Wow, your Dad didn't move at all....

Isabel said...

My mom loved Dorothy Hamil back in the day too. It's cool!

Jill of All Trades said...

How cute. I have a few of those pictures laying around.

jill said...

I also had that hair cut only in red, I remember hating it, I wanted long hair, but my mom just kept cutting my hair

Krys72599 said...

Love looking at those pictures...
Just had formal portraits done at our church in July --- Olan Mills!!
Jack and I started cracking up when we realized who the photographer was - Olan is one busy guy!!!!
Hmmm, I really need to scan them into my computer...

bee said...

I would have celebrated a Dorothy Hamill -- my mom took me to the barber shop. Yes, my brother and I had the same haircut. And I wonder why I am 41 and can't succumb to age-appropriate hair.

My Life My Life My Life said...

Oh...I've been going down memory lane for a couple months. I've posted a couple pictures here and there on my blog. Amazing how much Maddie looks like you when you were a kid. Well not amazing, I guess, since she IS your daughter...LOL. I havent had my coffee yet.

Zip n Tizzy said...

I agree with zookeeper. Maddy looks a lot like you!
I love those 70's portraits. My mom never did the portrait thing but, my husbands family has a couple that look just like that.

mysecondjournal said...

you are SURE that isn't Maddy on halloween in funny clothes?

I had that haircut too...

janet said...

I love old family pics -- here is one of my family: http://flickr.com/photos/jaynet03/337709328/in/set-72157594446925143/

you were super cute!!!