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Happy Father’s Day.

Dad and me, 1981.

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  • Reply Sara Jensen June 20, 2010 at 12:35 am

    So cute. Are you checking out the kerning on his shirt?

  • Reply Anna at D16 June 20, 2010 at 8:43 am

    My dad used to get a new Mostly Mozart t-shirt every year. Or maybe he only had two or three, but because I was 6, it seemed like every year…

    It’s funny, I know exactly what t-shirt I’m wearing here, too. It had Snoopy on it wearing sunglasses and it said JOE COOL. Whatever happened to Joe Cool Snoopy? Do kids even like Snoopy anymore? I had Snoopy-themed EVERYTHING: radio, sleeping bag, electric scissors (!), glasses, shirts, you name it.

  • Reply melanirae June 20, 2010 at 9:10 am

    What an inestimable photo. Love it. It’s funny you mention knowing what shirt you are wearing. I have such a good memory for what I was wearing a different events during my life, yet I can’t recall where I left my keys, glasses, mobile, on a day to day basis!
    I think kids are pretty much over Snoopy, but I have seen him make an appearance on a few occasion in the past years, so maybe he will make a comeback.

  • Reply John Ricard June 20, 2010 at 9:13 am

    What a great photo. The emotion is so real. You can’t fake shots like this.

    As for Snoopy, if you ask me, he ruined Peanuts. If you go back and reread those early strips from the 50’s you realize that the strip was really clever and funny up until the point where Snoopy came started walking upright and having thoughts. The strip was so much better when the focus was on Charlie Brown.

  • Reply Lori June 20, 2010 at 10:47 am

    there is nothing quite like the bond between a girl and her dad… Such a sweet photo… And somewhere I have a charm bracelet with the Peanuts gang dangling off of it.

    And John, I don’t think she did ask you…
    (Sorry, Anna, but he kinda irritated me)

  • Reply Anna at D16 June 20, 2010 at 11:57 am

    @John: As an adult with an adult’s perspective, I totally agree with you. (And I have a major, undying crush on Charlie Brown.) As a kid, though, I was really, really into Snoopy.

    @Lori: John’s okay. He can stay. πŸ˜‰ I don’t mind people expressing negative opinions, as long as they’re considerate about it (and as long as they keep their traps shut about Morrissey, Michael Jackson, Robert Smith, and white paint).

  • Reply ModFruGal June 20, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Cute pic. I was a serious Snoopy-head myself as a kid…the only reason my kids know about Snoopy is because I’m fighting to keeping it alive…I still have my stuffed Snoopys they play with, we watch all the Charlie Brown specials etc..but sadly the Joe Cool era seems gone. I even bought the CD of the Royal Guardsmen for Snoopy v the Red Baron (my fave) since I had the 45 that I played constantly as a kid. They aren’t quite as enthralled….but I tried.

  • Reply Jeannette June 20, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    i was walking by the miniature railroad at the botanical garden here in albuquerque yesterday and guess who was ridin’ the rods, in one of the open coal boxcars?
    a four-inch stuffed snoopy! his ears were rippling in the breeze.
    this is a wonderful pic, thank you, and happy father’s day!

  • Reply Jessica O'Brien June 20, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I love that picture! amazing.

  • Reply Barbara June 20, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Such a lovely image

  • Reply Gali June 20, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    That photo is awesome. Your dad reminds me of a good friend of my father’s, I think it’s the smile-folds and the hair… or maybe in those days everyone was like that πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sara Jensen June 20, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Oh Henry totally has a Snoopy shirt. Thor is a HUGE Peanuts fan.

  • Reply Carolyn June 20, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Hi there,

    Sorry… my comment has nothing to do with your lovely Father’s day post! I just saw this t-shirt online:

    http://bonadrag.com/shopmain/tops/teamo-morrissey.html

    and (of course!) immediately thought of your blog! Thought you might like it πŸ™‚

  • Reply Anna at D16 June 21, 2010 at 9:42 am

    @Carolyn: Thanks! (Although, I’ve gotta say… $80 for a t-shirt, and it’s unlicensed merchandise violating the rights of both the subject AND the photographer whose work was used for reference? I have a couple of major problems with that.)

  • Reply Meghan June 21, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Anna, I love these old photos. And the “clothing memories.”

  • Reply Carolyn June 22, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Oh my! You couldn’t be more right, Anna… I didn’t even think to check out the licensing issue. I’m not usually much of a band t-shirt kind of girl… and I won’t start now with this one!

  • Reply Anna at D16 June 22, 2010 at 11:03 am

    @Carolyn: I’m sorry about my previous comment, btw — I really didn’t mean to make it seem like I’m annoyed at YOU for posting the link or anything. I appreciate and enjoy the fact that you thought of me when you saw something with Moz’s face on it. πŸ˜‰ It was just a reaction to the shirt itself…not to you. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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