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Monday, November 16, 2009

My Parents Were Awesome

The website My Parents Were Awesome features people's photos of their parents back in the good old days. LOVE.

P.S. Were your parents awesome?

(Thanks, Katy)

74 comments:

Teresa @ good-grace said...

oh my - what a wonderful website! Thanks for the heads up! (LOVing old, nostalgic photo's like this, too!)

Anonymous said...

This is so cool!

A Day That is Dessert said...

Wow - this is so much fun!

sweet fine day/Jenna said...

lol, some of these photos are really quite funny.

Anastasia said...

Ah, it's so easy to get lost in nostalgia!

My parents were very awesome. Of the awesome parent Hippy variety.

maggie said...

my parents were awesome too!!!! my mom was a big hippie.

vanessa joie said...

I love that site - a nice change from all the negative wah wah wah out there.

heidi said...

LOVE it! I spy my beige Viceroy high-cut jeans on Linda!

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

Oh, I posted about this site a few weeks ago! Isn't it the best? I really wanted to put my parents' photos up, but they would have killed me!! ;) xoxo

C said...

Mom was a globetrotting model! Wish I inherited that body! sigh.

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

LOVE THIS! My mom was an amazingly awesome person. My dad is still an awesome person!

Her name was Lola said...

My dad was a professional hockey player + my mum was a competitive figure skater: they met on the ice! {a true Canadian love story} My parents were awesome.

This is just so great.

Cheers.

Antonio Barros said...

Ohhh!! I need to look my parents pics now! There must be something interesting!

thesingular.blogspot.com

Chocolate and Steel said...

I just LOVE pictures from the 70's. I'm sure because that's when I was a child so the memories come rushing back. Men in short shorts and women in jumpers:)

Rebekah @ Shell Blog said...

that's so cute!!! yes...my parents were awesome...i have a lot of great pictures of them sailing that should totally be on that site. ;)

cat said...

very cool website ...think i need to look through my parents pics jajaja :-)

Nishant said...

- this is so much fun! Work from home India

Ariel Gordon said...

Joanna you always find the best stuff!! Hope you had fun in LA.

I wanted to let you know I gave you a little bit of blog love. You one of my daily reads. Keep up the great work :)
xo,
Ariel

http://arielgordonjewelry.blogspot.com/2009/11/one-lovely-blog-award.html

Brandi said...

What an awesome site. My parents were definitely pretty cool. I have a pic of my dad leaning on his old 1940s car with a funny hat on and shoes off. I'll definitely have to post that in the near future.

life according to celia... said...

yes! i love this! i'm totally going to submit my mom... she was seriously awesome.

erin said...

love this idea. so much. will be submitting!

It's All Good said...

Thank you for posting this! I LOOOOOVVEE old photos of people, this really made my day!

Laura Trevey said...

what a cool idea!!
i love it!!

xo Laura

kaityjo said...

no way!! what a darling, nostalgic website!!

my grandma passed away this month and we've been going through all these great vintage photos of her and my grandpa. i'll have to add them to the site.

my grandparents were awesome. :)

Becca said...

oh man i have to dig through some old photos now to submit. Definitely have some awesome parents shots.This doesn't make a parent look too awesome but it reminded me of the Dads in Short Shorts blog http://dadsinshortshorts.blogspot.com/

So hilarious!

Amy said...

Love this!! So funny.

Christina Rodrigues said...

how funny! cute parents look like fun!

SweetPeaknits said...

Oh Yeah!!

Caitlin said...

My boyfriend just introduced me to this site last week. It is so cool! I have an old driver's liscense of my dad's from the 70's that I want to add to it. He has a giant fu-manchu and a fro!

Bailey Quin said...

How sweet/funny...My parents were def awesome...Except for my mom who saved NONE of her most fabulous outfits from back in the day...talk about not looking ahead!!

Mouse said...

that is pretty rad. I like her bikini.

Colliebox said...

What a great topic.

Conversation Pieces said...

Fab idea! My Dad was certainly (and still is) awesome... my mother not so but that's a completely different blog topic! My grandparents were awesome too :)

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Love the pics...and yeah my parents were pretty awesome...they still are! :)

Cassandra Marie said...

Oh I absolutely love looking at old photos! Thanks for the link!

Jennie said...

I just got turned onto this site last week. Such a cute idea.

My parents were awesome and still are! I could do a whole blog about them alone.

SJ said...

My parents were SO awesome! High school sweethearts :)

What a cute website!

Caroline said...

My parents were COOOL and still are!! I borrowed my dad's vintage track jacket in high school.. he had the best style, and my mom was oh so cute!! They met in their twenties and I use an old pic of them at the beach as a bookmark.. it makes me happy!!

Magchunk said...

My parents are STILL awesome, the kind of awesome that makes you wish in high school that they weren't quite so awesome because in comparison you're looking kind of lame.

So needless to say, they were awesome and have taught me a lot. Whether that knowledge sticks....?

Margaret said...

Great post! Love it! My parents were (and still are!) awesome! They were hippy archaeologists (the family business) and were well traveled. I am so thankful that they raised me to be just like them!

Jenn said...

This is so right up my alley. I love looking at old pics of my parents. My mom had the best clothes back then.

Cinnamon said...

I just posted on this too, it's a great website!

http://thebusiestbee.blogspot.com/

katy elliott said...

I knew you would love it!

Sarah said...

I have an amazing picture of my dad and his band from the '70s hanging in my living room. They are all wearing homemade outfits and have fantastic long hair.

Elizabeth said...

Such a cute website. I've been inspired to do my own post!

jaclyn said...

Hi Joanna! I've been a huge fan of your blog for almost 2 years now- I wanted to let you know that I've given you a Kreativ Blogger award! I hope you pass it along, please check out the details here:

http://www.everydaysassypants.com/2009/11/thank-you-thank-you.html

CAC muffin said...

oh man i think i'm in love! this website just might get me though the day now! thanks so much for sharing!!!

Merritt said...

Check out the potato chip packaging in the first photo! Super cute website.

Hannah said...

looks amazing! that first picture is sooooo cute!

{kiss my spatula} said...

i JUST saw a piece about this site on the news - SUCH a great idea.

13bees said...

that's just it. the chance to imagine your parents as they were, more like how you are now. gives new light.

Melissa Blake said...

What a neat site!! :)

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

oh, my parents were extremely awesome (about as awesome as the swimsuit in the top photo).

http://whatwouldanerdwear.blogspot.com

tori lynn dickson said...

My parents are still awesome! Married for over 20 years now and still absolutely in love and best friends. They are the greatest. Now i want to try and find old pictures of them!

Whimsy Being said...

This is awesome! I was just poking around old family photos, so this totally hit home!

houseofcarney said...

I saw this last week! I loved looking at all the pictures! So amazing!

TheBeautyFile said...

My parents were such hotties in the 70s....I have one picture I always look at and just love!

Blue Is Bleu said...

My parents are still awesome! :) I have pictures of them from the 70s that blow my mind... my mum wore the shortest skirts and my dad had the biggest bell bottoms lol Hilarious but very awesome indeed.

Andy Tan said...

Yep, my parents were really awesome back then. And they still are now. Love the site! thanks!

andyquirks.blogspot.com

cassandra @ coco+kelley said...

now THAT is an awesome blog idea. my parents were super awesome california lovin' hippies.

mle jean said...

Wow, those photos are amazing. Sometimes in the moment we might think the photo didn't catch our perfect side, but looking back those photos caught are authentic side, so real and raw. Beautiful!

Danielle said...

Oh I love this!!! I made an album on my Facebook with my favourite old photos of my parents. Everyone commented saying how awesome my parents were! They really were. Dated since they were 16. Both of them were gorgeous hippies and so in love. My dad was an incredible photographer and took the most stunning photos of them! So special. I love that I look just like my mum too!!

Art of the Moment @ etsy said...

Thank you for sharing this great site! Love Love looking at old pictures!!!

anna said...

great website... my parents were (and still are!) awesome!

Merci New York said...

What a great site- LOE the idea. I have some pretty awesome parent photos I definitely want to post! :)

Alisa said...

So great, thanks!!!!

Jacquelyn said...

Wow I LOVE this site! Thanks for sharing I look at it everyday now!

Jamie said...

the most awesome parents are hippie parents :)

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Laurie Jones said...

I'm a kid of the 70's and 80's and it's so crazy looking at photos from the 70's every adult has a cocktail in hand and there's always a cloud of smoke lingering in the air in every photo, there were always a ton of people visiting and everyone always had a blast!

Sarah said...

I LOVE this website! Would also love to hear the story behind these people/pictures.

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