Friday, November 14, 2008

Thanksgiving with the Grandsons

With Thanksgiving approaching, I thought it would be nice to show you a warm holiday family picture from 1987.

Here I am with my brother and my 85 year old grandma just getting ready to enjoy a traditional holiday meal.

Just curious though... am I the only one who thinks Grandma wishes she was somewhere else?

54 comments:

Sarah♥ said...

Lets have a caption contest for grandma

Looks like she is saying

"Is that a dead raccoon on my grandsons head? Lord help me..."

Sornie said...

Wow, with hair like your's, I couldn't imagine why Grandma would want to be elsewhere.

Babs (Beetle) said...

I think she's pretending to be a visiting neighbour - just about to leave.

"Nice of you to invite me dear, but...."

BTW. Ankle socks (for me) come up above the ankle by about four inches.

PG said...

that's gold! thanks for posting!!

danelle said...

Wow, were you in White Snake?

Jeff said...

sarah♥ - I like it! Let's have a caption contest indeed! So far you win.

sornie - She was just jealous she didn't have such lovely locks.

babs - All I can see when I look at her poor face is... "help me, please."

pg - I can't do 365 so I like to use one good one every now and then and hope it counts.

danelle - No silly, I was in DuranJoviSmith.

Bill said...

Grandma said, "Where is the rest of the meal!"

Sandy said...

Is that REALLY your hair???

Good Lord! I'm surprised anyone else fit into the photo.

No, really, it's nicely styled...but the people at the AquaNet factory may figure out who stole all their product if this photo gets out.

Just saying.

Jeff said...

bill - She only had enough money for the appetizer.

sandy - We preferred to call it RockquaNet!

Roger said...

God Bless your Grandmother, but she sure looks scared!

"Uh, Bill dear?"

"Yes, Mom."

"Are we at the right house?"

"Yes."

"Is he?"

People in the Sun said...

Oh my god... You're Bob Geldof!

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

Is that bedhead or did you do that on purpose? ;-)

Anndi said...

I believe your grandma is afraid you'll poke her eye out.

Why is the word verification word: flogg?

Jeff said...

roger - That's funnier than you know. The poor old woman (bless her soul) was starting to experience symptoms of Alzheimer's at that point and probably didn't know if I belonged there!

people in the sun - If only I had his money.

jen - Getting hair to do that takes serious skilz that were only taught in the 80s. Don't even think about trying this today. You could hurt yourself.

anndi - With what... that spoon or my hair?

Mooselet said...

Oh. My. God. It's been said, but I can't stop myself... What the HELL is on your head? And shouldn't it come with copious amounts of black eyeliner, and possibly lipstick?

Gette said...

So did your hair scrape the roof of your car when you were driving?

Michelle said...

Wow. I can hear her wheels turning trying to figure out where she went wrong ;)

Maureen said...

ohmygoodgod.......

Poor Grandma.

Fancy Schmancy said...

I was all ready to go , Awww Grandma, and then you freaked me out! I'm guessing Grandma must have loved you very much!

Windyridge said...

That was really your hair????

Kathy said...

Did your hair shatter into a million pieces when you laid down to sleep? Good God, man!!!

My word verification is "mulec." I think it means "mullet."

Lidian said...

Grandma just wishes your hair was somewhere else!

Memarie Lane said...

the hair. the shirt. the knife. the hair. wow. did you tease it up like that or is that natural?

Ed (zoesdad) said...

Your poor grandmother!

I hear her saying, "Call the police!" Kind of in a hushed mouthed sort of way so as not to be noticed.

Elizabeth said...

Looks like there was a lot of static in the air that day.
:)

Diesel said...

Dude, your hair was fantastically awful. It looks like Steven Tyler after being attacked by a rabid possum.

yellojkt said...

You really did used to rock the mullet.

Sarah said...

Grandma says, "Great I'm in the picture, now people will know I'm related!"

but seriously, what is with that hair jeff! and what happened to it? just kidding!

hey maybe you could talk to your ninth graders about your old hair!

Whit said...

You're so damn awesome. Every time I see these pictures of your hairy past I get a little bit jealous.

Heather said...

Oh my good God!

I didn't think I could laugh enough about this, then I read Sarah's caption. Um, I might have snorted. But you totally can NOT prove that.

Just so you know, I'm feeling a little sad for you that that is a real photo.

Go with God son.

Mother Theresa said...

I can just imagine your brother saying, "Dude, let me just move the turkey over here, before you get your hair in it." ;)

The Doozie said...

Oh sweet bajeebus, I'd so want to be anywhere but there If I had to look at that hair

Mom Thumb said...

I recognize Lois in Grandma's face, and I know the landscape outside the window. Don't recognize the dinette set or the curtains. And does Rick have a mustache? And who are you about to stab with that spoon? My caption is this: "Say hello to me and my little friend!"

carlae said...

WOW,Hair of Epic porportions.

bon bon said...

looks like you've got some pretty sharp cheekbones going for you too. i'm guessing they were what ended up slicing the hair off.

unfinishedrambler said...

I like Sarah's idea of the caption contest and although I think she wins hands-down, I'm going to give it a shot, but from your brother's perspective:

Let's just cut the turkey. I can't wait to go to sleep. Maybe this is all a bad dream.

Jeff said...

mooselet - Heh... back in those days it did come with eye liner. All part of the job description my dear.

gette - Funny you should mention that. That actually was an issue for me!

michelle - It was beyond her control.

maureen - So is that what you're going to say if your daughter comes home with a guy like that?

fancy schmancy - She had to love me... my music career was partially her fault anyway. She always encouraged me to keep playing the piano when I was little.

windyridge - Every teased and sprayed strand of it!

kathy - No, but my pillow always had lots of puncture holes in it.

lidian - Well whatta ya know... her wish has now come true!

memarie - Sure... lots of people have naturally freakish hair.

ed - Exactly. Either that or "please.help.me."

elizabeth - That's it. It had nothing to do with a large can of AquaNet.

diesel- "Fantastically awful" may have just become my new favorite term.

yellowjkt - AND the Casbah.

Jeff said...

sarah - Ya... I think I'll not share this one with the 9th graders. I don't want to have parents calling me later and asking me to explain.

whit - Cool! So far you're my number one 80s fan. Ok, only fan - but still.

heather - I'm so glad I could provide you with this joy. Laughter is good for the soul you know.

mother theresa - He didn't worry about that. That kind of hair didn't fall out. It couldn't.

doozie - Even if the cranberries were REALLY good?

mom thumb - Are you sure? I think she still has the same curtains today.

carlae - Maybe it seems that way now, but in those days that was just average "hair band" volume.

bon bon - Funny. Too bad you weren't photographing us in those days. You'd be famous now if you had captured some of the outfits we used to wear.

unfinished rambler - Good one! If anyone else posts a few more captions I can post all the entries later!

muskrat said...

is that really you? wow. i'm impressed.

April said...

Poor Grandma! You may have just lived those first 30 years so we could all laugh at them now. I, for one, thank you.

Jacki said...

LOL! Now THAT beats VE's picture by a mile! I love the expression on your grandmother's face.

Mom said...

I don't know when I've had more fun reading a post and the comments!! The hair-do sure brings back memories!! And do you think maybe grandma is wondering where the rest of the food is? About the drapes--they are long gone, but the valance is still up there. More stylish!! And yes--Rick has a mustache there and still does.

Anette said...

At least your shirts was kind of matching!!
(nice Hair do!)

rick said...

Caption:
"You musn't act so silly. Why don't you wear your hair like Rick, he's my favorite you know."

Mom Thumb said...

Yeah, the valance - now that I look at it sans curtains I recognize it. And I really like Rick's caption.

Anonymous said...

I love it! I think I would have loved to have been friends with you back in the day. Looks like brother is about to pull the turkey away from you. Love the hair. If only I were brave enough to post pic of my mid 80's perm from hell. You rock!

cathouse teri said...

Oh. My. God.

VE said...

Jeff: "But Grandma, our country's founders all had long hair..."

Grandma: "They were WIGS Jeff! Wigs!"

Jonny's Mommy said...

OH my God! You look like a murderer. She's afraid you're going to kill her and bury her in the backyard!

Let us pray.

Anonymous said...

LMAO!!! That is one funny picture.

JD at I Do Things said...

(momentarily speechless)

Could you provide some sort of warning the next time you post a picture of your 80s hair? I'm not even on my 2d cup of coffee yet.

I think poor Grandma wants a to-go box.

JD at I Do Things

Mushy said...

Too funny!

Bee Repartee said...

That hair is AWESOME. I think you will win my mullet contest again next go round.

Corrina said...

Had I not been 13 in 1987, I would have probably worshiped you and your hair!

And yes, Grandma definitely looks like she'd rather be taking a nap or at BINGO. Or brushing your hair. lol