_(Apologies to Facebook friends who are seeing this multiple times. I think this should be the last time this pops up in my feed.)_
Last year, I stumbled across a new humor site called [Awkward Family Photos], which was posting funny old family photos. It gave me a laugh, and I started going through what they’d posted…only to suddenly find [one of my own family’s old photos] on the site!
Amused by this, I commented, telling them that if they _really_ wanted an awkward photo, they should see this other one we had, which has always been one of my favorites. Not long after that, [that photo was posted as well], and we became the first family to voluntary submit a photo to their site.
As the site gained popularity, they decided to release a book, got our permission to use our photos…and today, at long last, I got my copy of the AFP book, which uses _both_ photos we submitted! One is on the back cover, and one is given the place of honor as the first featured photo in the book, opening Chapter One. We’re also given thanks in the Acknowledgements section as the first family to send in a shot.
This is great! Many thanks to Mike and Doug at AFP, and to my family for sharing my amusement at all of this!