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[deleted] t1_ixj5kah wrote

That m/f must be 12 feet tall, easy.


paralyse78 OP t1_ixj3f2t wrote

Not sure what kind of car it is -- might be a Ford? (If you know, please reply!)


tjockalinnea t1_ixli5pd wrote

Sorry but your mom kinda look like a small Dwight Shrute.

Not trying to be mean


paralyse78 OP t1_ixonuqn wrote

I posted another picture of her a few months before she got married, if you want a comparison. (No, I'm not offended!)


tjockalinnea t1_ixpghcp wrote

I think its the glasses and chin that is a bit similar to Rainn Wilson


Rational-ish t1_ixj8l2c wrote

Cute. My grandparents also had a big height difference (g’ma was 5’1" and g’pa was 6’4").


paralyse78 OP t1_ixjcdk4 wrote

My mom (seen here) grew up to be 5'8" tall

Her daddy, seen here, was 6'3 .

Her mom (my grandma, not in photo) was short (5'2" in heels or thereabouts)


Rational-ish t1_ixjisif wrote

Sorry, I misread. I saw the height difference and my mind went to what I mentioned above.


whereisstrathmere t1_ixjyn29 wrote

What were their ages in this photo? I assume she’s maybe 14? Younger? It’s so hard to tell in older photos, because people back then just tend to look older than they were. Same is true of pictures of my mom when she was young.


paralyse78 OP t1_ixonoq8 wrote

My mom was born in 1949 and adopted by my grandparents ~2 weeks thereafter. This photo dates from the later part of the 1950s as best as I can tell, based on dated pictures of my Mom. Her dad was a WWII vet, aviator, and lineman for both electric & phone companies before opening a body shop; he also helped build the first 4 houses on their block after the land owner parceled out his land into plots to build on, and did all of their electrical, plumbing and heating; both my grandparents lived in the same house that he built until they passed away in 1986 and 2003.

Grandpa was born in 1915 and Grandma in 1916.


lmxshark t1_ixkppb1 wrote

Trully love this pictures! thank you for sharing !


noeljrG t1_ixkq4kd wrote

Looks like a 1956 Ford


decobob t1_ixly1b7 wrote

It is indeed a ‘56 Ford Fairlane. But not a sun liner or crown vic. Sunliner was a convertible, and the crown victoria had wide, chrome trim across the roof, that would be visible would be visible in this photo.


Throwaway132465296 t1_ixk4j24 wrote

The genetic ugly keeps compounding generation after generation

I can only imagine what you look like OP

Cue Deliverance banjo theme