Thursday, November 12, 2009

My family is cooler than yours

My aunt is making a video of my Pappaw's life, and asked everyone for pictures. This morning, my mom sent me pictures to forward to my aunt. Don't even ask why my mom couldn't just forward them herself. But two of the pictures made me laugh. I just love awesome 80s pictures.

Let's examine Picture #1....
My favorite part of this picture is the teenage boy in the background, that would be my Uncle Fred; or now called Uncle Taylor. I refuse to call him Taylor, because for about 10 years of my life he was called Fred. Anyway, I just love how he is sitting on the porch acting cool. What you don't know is he's waiting. He is waiting for my Mammaw and Pappaw to let go of Sister #1 and I. He's planning his next attack of torture, which I'm sure ended with me crying and tattling on him. Oh don't feel sorry for him, when Fred turned 16 he realized that kids are chicks magnets. His last two years of High School, he pimped us out so he could pick up chicks! Moving on to Picture #2...

Awww what a sweet picture. Isn't Sister #1 the cutest thing ever? To be honest Sister #1 and Sister #2 were the cutest kiddos ever. I don't know what the heck happened to me? I kid, I kid. Do you not love the wooden walls in the background. Awesome!
In this picture I want to point out my face. I would be the older kiddo in this picture, the one with the pushed down socks. I'm pretty sure my mom dressed me that day. But look at my eyes, the side look. Yup, I guarantee you that my Uncle Fred or my Uncle Bobby Don were doing something bad or funny off to the side. As you can see from my Mammaw's face, she caught whatever they were doing and wasn't impressed. See, Fred and Bobby Don taught Sister #1 and I bad things when we were young, or they would just be really mean to us. For instance, one time my Uncle Bobby Don introduced Sister #1, The Cousin, and I to a fun game. It was called chase hubcaps on all the passing cars. When you are 5, that sounded really fun. My mom was not thrilled when I told her about the new game. Next picture....

Now reading this you might think, wow it sounds like this family is really dysfunctional. Not true. My family has our ups and downs but for such a large family, we actually get along.
Obviously, this isn't a fun 80s picture. This is a picture of my dad, his brothers and dad, my Pappaw. The tall guy in the light blue shirt, that's Uncle Fred. See, he didn't turn out so bad? The guy that looks like he's been living in the tanning bed too long, that's Uncle Bobby Don. He still looks like trouble! I'm kidding....

8 comments:

Renee said...

you were so cute...and still are!

so you have to tell us did Uncle Fred/Taylor turn into a criminal?

OK Chick said...

No, not criminals. They are both awesome dads and happily married to great wives.

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures and you were a cute kid (but I know competing with me can makes it tough... kidding). Don’t forget Fred taught me to shake and burp the alphabet!!! And now Fred & BD have kids which means we can have our fun :)
Sister #1

Gena said...

Love these pictures. We're going to have to plan our getaway to great wall. We can even take some pictures and make them eighties looking. Then we'll really have some great blog material.

Bone said...

Pappaw (can I call him that?) reminds me of the dad on That 70s Show in that first picture.

Man, you had your long legs from the get-go.

Oh, I updated for you.

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