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Here’s To You Mom & Pop

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on November 24, 2009 by iluvpockets

I stumbled upon a wonderful site last week and have found myself perusing it everyday.  Everyone I share it with thinks it’s great.  It even made the news.

“What is this fantastic, ultimately cool site,” you ask? 

Type www.myparentswereawesome.com into your browser and allow yourself to get hooked.  Photographs of people’s parents seem to go on and on, each saturated in obvious love and stories.  And it’s not just pics from the seventies or sixties plastered across your monitor.  There are pictures spanning from the early 1900s to the present.  Perhaps it’s because my parents cool factor peaked in the mid 80s that those pictures resonate with me the most.  However, I find myself imagining a story behind every submission.  Where are they?  Who are they with?  Who is taking the picture?  What are they laughing about?  I almost always wonder what their kids are like.  First names are provided but nothing else. 

This site is evidence that the tired, old cliché is true; pictures do speak a thousand words.  Although this post has little to do with fashion, I had to write about it.  However, I will say since I’ve become hooked on this site, I’ve also found myself gravitating towards things that were once my mom’s when debating the day’s outfit.  I wear a pair of her earrings from college all the time.  Sweaters and cardigans that she once called her own line my closet.  And I love that.  No one else has these things.  And for the day I done a sweater of hers, I’m as awesome as my mom.