Wednesday, July 18, 2007

White Bread

Last week, when most of my family was together for my dad's 80th, Mom got sentimental and hired a professional photographer to come to the house. We're not really a professional photograph kind of family. We do snapshots. None of us even has a camcorder. (Can you imagine -- three generations of Americans and no camcorder among us?) Anyway, it was for Mom, so we obliged by putting on plain t-shirts and neutral pants to try and look, you know, presentable. Last night the photos appeared on the website for the photographer so that we can order as many as we like, no hassle.

They're sweet photos and it is nice to see us all together. But you know my first thought looking at them? Oh. My. God. We have got to be the most white bread family in the U. S. of A. I mean, talk about Midwestern corn-fed! It's tempting to post one just so you can see, but I don't have permission to do that and I'm still maintaining this illusion of semi-anonymous on my blog.

8 comments:

Diane said...

oh, no, we're pretty white bread too...

Kate said...

Hee! White bread -- that's my family, too. We're distressingly plain...

pj said...

Here I come, bringing the pizza-bagels! Although if you saw my son and me in a picture, you'd think "soda bread." It's all very confusing.

lj said...

So who were the Irish infiltrators in the family line?

pj said...

The O'Cossacks of Austria-Hungary. Heh.

Grandmère Mimi said...

LJ, this one made me laugh. On my 70th birthday, I demanded of my family a photo session with a professional photographer. It was hard, but everyone arrived more or less on time, and we had the picture taken and then went to lunch to celebrate several birthdays and one anniversary.

Now, since my son's acrimonious divorce, I wanted my ex-daughter-in-law airbrushed out of the picture. But then, I realized that the picture captured a moment in time, and that was the family at that moment.

We're pretty white-bread looking, too - southern white bread.

eileen said...

My family is HOT...we are like the sexiest, hottest bread you can think of..we're like...ARTESIAN Bread...

LMAO

lj said...

Mimi, southern white bread. Would that be biscuits?

Eileen, you can't fool me. You're no bread ... you're a tart!