Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Family Reunion


Way back in the summer of 1982 or 3 (based on the fact that Baby Tony is still a baby in these pix), the Sundstroms had a family reunion.  This was fairly unprecedented as far as I remember.  At least US being invited to a family reunion was fairly unprecedented.

Some observations:
1. Meg has ALWAYS been a fancy dresser.  Check out the sunglasses on a string.
2. This must have been The Year Cara Cut Katie's Hair.
3. Guy in giant beard, who are you?
4. Pam, you do NOT look happy to be at the reunion, doll.
5. John Patrick Sullivan!  Yay!
6. Mom is younger in this picture than I am now.  I think.  Yikes.
7. Toddie and Grandma in the same picture, that's a rarity.
8. NO idea who some of those kids in the front row are.  Katie in the striped shorts, Meg fancy dresser, Tony Falcone in the red shirt and Kipper in the baseball cap.  Everyone else wandered into our reunion as far as I know.
9. Kirdie doesn't look that thrilled to be there either.
10. Pia and Cara, where are you?  Camp Four Echoes?
11. Some seriously bad hair happening.
12. Uncle Richard and Aunt Lisa! Yay!

10 comments:

zaideafraidey said...

thank god grandma S is covering up Bobs short shorts. I think the bearded guy is Richards son (?) I think alot of those little kids were uncle Russels gkids (who we would not know as we did not know Uncle Russell) Yes, those were Pams tortured years. That is probably around the time she was the subject of cruel christmas (and possibly still has not forgiven us!!) It was at Judys house. Fun to see Toddie and mom IS so young. I loved that outfit of Megs, one of my favs, I would still be putting her in it IF I was still dressing her!!

Laurie said...

Please find that outfit in your storage room and dress Hads in it!

Sue said...

The bearded guy was related to cousin Elrene . . . had to be around 1984 - and THIS is the reason we keep family photos - so we can, once again, torture Loutie when her kids want to know if their mama was ever in a "mood" . . .

Sue said...

ps - had to be 1985 - I thought Tom was holding a dog until I enlarged it - and that is Dominic!

Laurie said...

haha, dog, Dominic whatevs. But Tony was born in 82 and he looks pretty little...so I still vote 83ish

Sue said...

well - I beg to differ - Tom and I didn't get married until 1984 and Dominic was born in 85 - so if it was 83 . . .

Laurie said...

well maybe he IS holding a dog, and not Dominic!

Katie said...

i could not look any scrappier. LOVE it. (and Car, i'm still slightly scarred by that haircut...)

Meg said...

So amazing. So freakin' amazing. I actually remember bits and pieces of that day. And I totally remember that killer outfit I was wearing. My sleeves matched my shorts. Look out Suri Cruise.

Pia Longinotti said...

Seriously mom, where are we, and why didn't you bring us. Maybe we are hiding behind the giant beard... or maybe you shipped us off to the Lake...