September 25, 2010

Retro Photo: Old, family album snapshots

By far, the most valuable material things in my world are photographs. Sure, I love my old toys and games a lot, too, but nothing is as priceless or irreplaceable as an old family photograph! That's why I'm so pleased to have borrowed a few of my family's old albums from my mom; I can scan and make copies for my own collection. Plus, now I can share some of my personal favorites with you. So if it sounds like fun, just grab a seat next to me and we'll get started...

This is my mom and dad on New Years Eve, 1969,
"sealing the deal" in a Las Vegas wedding chapel.
They made quite the handsome couple, if you ask me!

Here are the stylish newlyweds, again! Look how
very dashing my dad appears in his suit, smoking
a pipe. And check out my mom's HAIR! Wow!
Actually, it's interesting to note that my mom
was about 5 or 6 months pregnant with me in this
photo because if I didn't know better, I'd swear she
was carrying ME under that HELMET of hers!

Not sure WHAT I DID to deserve THIS... But at
least I look happy. And I should, just look at the
bottle of port they threw in there with me!
Here, I'm about 1-year-old and happy as a clam.
A drunken clam.

Did I ever mention that my grandparents were robots?

"Now, what??"
Here, I'm about 2 or 3 and quite
obviously less than impressed.


Sheesh! You'd think that riding HUGE turtles
and carousel horses would make all the little
boys smile, but NOOOO, not this kid...

Viva, Las Vegas!
I think my mom looks WAY cool, here. She's totally
rockin' that retro look and vibe... only it WASN'T
retro back THEN! It was the real deal.

"Allo. Parlez-vous francais?"
This shot cracks me up every time I see it!
And it makes me think of Pepe Le Pew,
if he were a little boy and NOT a skunk.

Well, I hope all of that didn't bore you too much, folks. In fact, thanks for indulging me! Until the next 'Retro Photo' session, remember... Today's snapshot could be tomorrow's priceless treasure.

~ All photos property of Anthony See ~


  1. Hey now - I'm ALWAYS up for some vintage family photographs and these are just peachy!
    The cheeky one of you in the booze box is cute. Your grandpa looks hilarious and wee monsieur Antony is adorable.
    That robot picture looks like it came straight from the set of a 60s sitcom.
    Great pics.

  2. What a cute little guy you were!
    I love looking at "old" snapshots, everyone sure seemed to look more polished and put together.
    thanks for sharing!

  3. Such great pictures! Loved your dad's suit and pipe, and your Mom looked FIERCE with her 'do. The photo just captioned "Grandpa" is awesome. What an adorable lil' boy you were (and still are).
    I love photos from the 60s and 70s.

  4. You are the most adorable human being ever!!! And it's so cool that you still have that sparkle in your eyes and that cheeky sense of fun. I LOVE the comment you made about your mom carrying you in her beehive. That makes me think of Athena being born from Zeus's head. You're a living Myth! Excuthe me, Myth! SO adorable in that box. And the expression on your face in the turtle-riding pic is so funny. Likewise the flat stare on the carousel. I agree with Jules that titling that one pic just "Grandpa" is awesome. This was a SUPER-FUN post! MORE!!!

  5. P.S.- Very cool "Retro Photo" title banner. Can't wait for more installments!

  6. THOSE are so super duper CUTE ! Your dad with the pipe reminded me so much of my dad ( think Rockford Files ) I must say you saved the best for the last.
    Sweet as can be !

  7. Definitely NOT sleepers, really coool!


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