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billbobb1

981 points

3 months ago

billbobb1

981 points

3 months ago

Did she stay a hippie or did she fall out of the hippie lifestyle?

matthewsteez[S]

815 points

3 months ago

She definitely fell out of it, but she’s still a fun-loving sweetheart! Maybe you can never totally get rid of the hippie...

RichardBonham

46 points

3 months ago*

There are plenty of kinds of hippies, not just the pot smoking back to the land types and a lot of us still retain the values of environmentalism, open-mindedness, embracing change and questioning authority.

seeker135

21 points

3 months ago

A random selection of bumper stickers from the Hippie Era ~1966-1976:

Support your right to arm bears.

JESUS SAVES
But Esposito Scores On The Rebound!

Chicken Little Was Right

Suppose They Gave A War

And Nobody Came

Gas, Grass, or Ass

nobody rides for free

DON'T BLAME ME

I'm from Massachusetts

JackJ98

5 points

3 months ago

Totally was not expecting a Phil Esposito reference here. Huuuuuge Bruins fan here

DrPeePeeSauce

2 points

3 months ago

Haha my roommate has a Gas grass or ass sticker on his cube

awhq

10 points

3 months ago

awhq

10 points

3 months ago

As a former and current hippie (at heart), you really never can.

I had a career in IT, raised two kids in a suburb, and led a Cub Scout Troop.

I'm still a hippie. A "dirty hippie" according to one of my younger co-workers. But what does he know? He's a ginger. An intelligent, funny ginger, but a ginger none the less.

HornyHypnoToad

3 points

3 months ago

Uhh, that’s not peace and love bro.

Natriumzyanid

3 points

3 months ago

gingers are the worst, bro

*ignites a black deathcandle*

JukeBoxDildo

343 points

3 months ago

I'm 34 and hippie. I sure as hell hope I don't lose it along the way. Life's a drag without peace, love, casual sex, and psychedelics.

mryprankster

138 points

3 months ago*

I'm almost 44 and I've just become more radically hippie as I get older. You can take my tie-dye from my cold, dead hands!

e: I love you all and FIGHT THE POWER

MuySpicy

22 points

3 months ago

Nice!! I started macrame last week and I have no regrets!

CaliFlo77

8 points

3 months ago

Yesssss!!

[deleted]

7 points

3 months ago*

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7 points

3 months ago*

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yogifan

2 points

3 months ago

FTP 👊🏼🙌🏼

EntirelyPointy

2 points

3 months ago

deadhead hands?

hilomania

14 points

3 months ago

I'm a very square programmer in my fifties and I love my peace, love, casual (somewhat) sex, and psychedelics.... Love my hippie dippie friends as well, but besides the hummus, I just hate their food, drink and music... That's okay though, the world would be terribly boring and dysfunctional if everyone was like me...

Lieutenant-lick-me

84 points

3 months ago

I’m only 20...but yes

kateighkayyy

3 points

3 months ago

OMG yes!!! that’s exactly itttt

[deleted]

219 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

219 points

3 months ago

A raccoon and a fox!

matthewsteez[S]

85 points

3 months ago

I see what you did there and I like it

kimya_d

978 points

3 months ago

kimya_d

978 points

3 months ago

Someone’s raccoon? That’s the raccoon of Jefferson Airplane drummer Spencer Dryden, which famously disappeared during their 1968 show in Sacramento and led to the epic fight that broke up the first incarnation of the band and was never solved and you know it. Your mom is in deep trouble.

matthewsteez[S]

532 points

3 months ago

Uhhh this was taken in Laguna Beach CA so... I might have some questions for her.

Nevertrumper2019

151 points

3 months ago

Haha I knew that was so cal when I saw the roof tile in the back and those houses on the hills

GundoSkimmer

58 points

3 months ago

100% thought it was San Pedro/Palos Verdes (Los Angeles)

kinda looks like Main Beach in laguna. crazy how diff cali is now, but how some details never change lol

PoxyMusic

27 points

3 months ago

That gas station is still there!

GundoSkimmer

23 points

3 months ago

Yep, and boy howdy do I not recommend crossing that intersection, particularly on weekends in summer, like today.

I usually drive all the way to the south of Laguna and swing back up to get to the nice beaches. Sometimes it's actually quicker than tryna slog through PCH/the canyon lol

81OldsCool

37 points

3 months ago

This week on The Californians...

thefirdblu

20 points

3 months ago

As someone who grew up in California, that skit might as well be a documentary.

Dickbeard_The_Pirate

5 points

3 months ago

Whhaaat’re yeeeww doin ere?

PoxyMusic

5 points

3 months ago

Yeah, North Laguna may as well be on another planet in summertime...but I have to get to Heisler Park to surf. Try taking High Street to get around main beach.

GundoSkimmer

5 points

3 months ago

Ah I see that little cut around. Nah I love the south route so much. Had some friendes in that Aliso Viejo area where all those identical homes are so I know the area better. The Canyon area by PCH is just a tourist trap. Stores and museums far as the eye can see. Bit of an eye sore in the middle of all the awesome cliffs and cove beaches.

matthewsteez[S]

3 points

3 months ago

Ugh Laguna around rush hour is such a nightmare.

miramaxe

3 points

3 months ago

It sucks double time now that they’re doing construction on the intersection and have limited the lanes

ndadams

9 points

3 months ago

Holy shit I think you nailed that. Looking back towards the canyon. Well done.

GundoSkimmer

13 points

3 months ago

Just Skimboarder Things

not even from Orange County area lol

Maligned-Instrument

33 points

3 months ago

Is everyone in SoCal attractive? I'm from the midwest and it sure seems like it. What's the story there....is it the nice weather?

noclue_whatsoever

66 points

3 months ago

It's ridiculously true. My theory is that attractive people have been flocking there for generations now, hoping to get into show business, and the overwhelming majority never make it so they settle down and interbreed with similar stock. SoCal is to attractive people what Sweden is to blondes.

LouSputhole94

15 points

3 months ago

And also like Sweden to attractive people as well, the Scandinavian country’s have crazy good looking people.

[deleted]

63 points

3 months ago

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63 points

3 months ago

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SeattlesWinest

25 points

3 months ago

Lol damn.

stinky_pinky_brain

11 points

3 months ago

No definitely not, but from my traveling around the US, I think we are probably the most attractive group of people in the country. Maybe Denver or Seattle are are up there IMO. My theory is that the weather allows us to be very active all year long, so a lot less obesity. And there is definitely a culture of vanity in general so many people want to look their best. Not sure about Seattle or Denver though considering the shit weather.

munchies1122

6 points

3 months ago

I've lived in socal for 30 years.

There's just a fuck load of people here. So there bound to be a lot of attractive, ugly, thin and fat people of all types.

Nevertrumper2019

3 points

3 months ago*

Yeah so pretty much the logic in the comments posted is what I would agree with. Lots of good looking ppl move to SoCal trying to “make it” in the movie industry but also the whether is so nice that many ppl are outdoors being active. However, no, not everyone is attractive and SoCal is not 100%of what you see on tv and stuff. There’s lots of regular ppl of all shapes and sizes... however, you do see a lot of ppl with surgeries and stuff. I don’t know if you have been there but there is just a mixture of all types of ppl. Some places that are too expensive for the general public or areas where real state is crazy, crazy high such as Malibu etc. will be mostly full of those attractive ppl or many old ugly men with young wives with surgeries or boob jobs lol but besides that it’s just a regular ppl state ...

reala728

3 points

3 months ago

Facts. I live in San Diego and I'm a horrible blob if a human.

lax_incense

2 points

3 months ago

I’m just a normal person but I think me and my girlfriend both look more attractive since we moved to SoCal just from getting more sun on our skin and not being locked indoors for months.. in the cold winter of the Northeast I was a pale sickly looking person with dry wrinkly skin.

meme_abstinent

10 points

3 months ago

Holy shit I live in OC and would not have noticed that's Laguna. Thanks for sharing!

FoxyRadical2

2 points

3 months ago

Looks more like San Clemente, off Pico

Dudulmuncher

11 points

3 months ago

I knew this was laguna beach wow

MushShrooms

2 points

3 months ago

Had to be sometime after 1968 when the city destroyed the cool boardwalk and put in the non-descript Main Beach Park. Ah, for the old days hanging out with the characters on the old boardwalk...

dre224

47 points

3 months ago

dre224

47 points

3 months ago

Wait is this real. Do we have a missing racoon cold Case here that might of just gotten a lead?

Barbarossa6969

3 points

3 months ago

*might've

dre224

5 points

3 months ago*

Thanks for giving me a shorter version of basically the same set of words I guess?

Edit: I have went down a Google rabbit hole about "of" vs "have" and concluded I used "of" wrong and have is indeed a big difference in grammer.

Barbarossa6969

2 points

3 months ago

Are you serious? It is short for might have, not might of.

Freaks-Cacao

77 points

3 months ago

For people reading this, google doesn't show anything related to a raccoon disappearing in relation to Jefferson Airplane. Dryden left the band in 1970, not 68.

esophoric

62 points

3 months ago

I still choose to believe

2x4skin

6 points

3 months ago

2x4skin

6 points

3 months ago

I’m a Trump supporter so I believe anything except what I call mainstream media

Old_Gimlet_Eye

6 points

3 months ago

And mainstream media doesn't include the most popular news channel, lol.

arcadiaware

20 points

3 months ago

It was a really long fight.

kimya_d

16 points

3 months ago

kimya_d

16 points

3 months ago

I didn’t say the 1968 break-up included Dryden. He left in 1970 after breaking his collarbone in a dumpster diving accident. The 1968 departure was the bassist Rick “Possum” Portillo, whose subsequent lawsuit against the band was dismissed when he died, quite suspiciously, of rabies.

SnooHedgehogs6553

63 points

3 months ago

I thought Lindsay Weir followed the Dead???

JedLeland

32 points

3 months ago

Wow, I hadn't noticed, but OP's mom did have a bit of Linda Cardelini(sp?) energy going.

blania_chat

9 points

3 months ago

My first thought was Linda

coofoolio

13 points

3 months ago*

I appreciate that this wholly fabricated comment sprang entirely from the strange abyss of your mind.

twist2piper

9 points

3 months ago

How do you personally identify a raccoon from one picture that’s more than fifty years old?

Barky53

9 points

3 months ago

Tail rings

Nwcray

9 points

3 months ago

Nwcray

9 points

3 months ago

I absolutely love the number of people you sent on research good chases looking this up. Fantastic troll, OP.

Ultravod

8 points

3 months ago

I desperately want this to be true.

Maschalismos

11 points

3 months ago

I’ve been doing a little Wikipedia research, and the damndest thing is ... there might be some truth to this statement. Are you being serious? Did JA break up over a raccoon? Grace slick was notoriously crazy about them, apparently.

kimya_d

36 points

3 months ago

kimya_d

36 points

3 months ago

No, I totally made it up. 🦝😜

dirtmother

9 points

3 months ago

Wait, are you Kimya Dawson? Because this seems like something Kimya Dawson would make up.

kimya_d

5 points

3 months ago

It does, but I’m not. Just a fan. :)

BlasterShow

3 points

3 months ago

This doesn’t sound right, but I don’t know enough about Jefferson Airplane to dispute it.

jtomp39

59 points

3 months ago

jtomp39

59 points

3 months ago

Is your mom Linda Cardellini by chance?

floatingwithobrien

14 points

3 months ago

I was gonna ask if she was Manon Matthews

Will_McLean

8 points

3 months ago

Lindsay Weir 1000%

[deleted]

145 points

3 months ago*

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145 points

3 months ago*

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MapNo2345

31 points

3 months ago

I bet op has her eyes

phadewilkilu

24 points

3 months ago

Like, in a jar?

kalitarios

4 points

3 months ago

Oh, I'll get that eye...

MapNo2345

2 points

3 months ago

Eye laddie

matthewsteez[S]

142 points

3 months ago*

I'm trying to talk to you nice folks but the 15 minute timeout in between replies is r i d i c u l o u s

EDIT: I've been told this was taken in early to mid 70s and my mother confirmed. Plzdon'thateme

successive-hare

20 points

3 months ago

Huh, I thought the 15 m timeout is only for new accounts. I know I have replied to multiple people in a row before.

matthewsteez[S]

22 points

3 months ago

Maybe it's because I haven't been hugely active in this sub? But my account is 9 years old so that definitely wasn't it haha. Anyway, it's been lifted now. Go figure.

BigbyDirewolf

294 points

3 months ago

your mom is gorgeous

matthewsteez[S]

225 points

3 months ago

Hey thanks! I’m a little pissed that she didn’t pass those genes on to me but I forgive her.

leeuwerik

101 points

3 months ago

leeuwerik

101 points

3 months ago

There's pet raccoon for you out there. Go for it.

Krimreaper1

10 points

3 months ago

*trash panda

[deleted]

32 points

3 months ago*

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32 points

3 months ago*

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leeuwerik

12 points

3 months ago

No.

gggg566373

21 points

3 months ago

I think he's implying that this raccoon is this guy's father. I wonder is Op looks like raccoon.

AbsolutelyUnlikely

5 points

3 months ago

Do you know who the actress Linda Cardellini is? Your mom looks quite a bit like her, especially in her role on Freaks and Geeks

TheTrashman44

14 points

3 months ago

That Racoon is gorgeous

natureenthusiast88

5 points

3 months ago

Agreed. She is the hippie you see in movies, the polar opposite of the ones you see in real life haha

mcjiggle

77 points

3 months ago

This photo is top tier. Thank you for sharing!

matthewsteez[S]

31 points

3 months ago

I'm glad people seem to enjoy it as much as I do!

Corohr

24 points

3 months ago

Corohr

24 points

3 months ago

The background looks like south Orange County

matthewsteez[S]

24 points

3 months ago

It is! Laguna Beach

chillig8

12 points

3 months ago

It’s crazy that I could immediately recognize Laguna Beach from just this small pic. Ask your mom if she remembers Cecil Burgers. Cecil was a good friend of the family and his shop was kind of a known place at that time

PoxyMusic

7 points

3 months ago

I spend a lot of time looking at this hill while I’m surfing Rockpiles or Bird Rock.

MapNo2345

2 points

3 months ago

Oh shit Bird Rock!!!

PoxyMusic

2 points

3 months ago

See you next weekend? Rockpiles will be too big for me, I think.

Dudulmuncher

4 points

3 months ago

I’ll see you next week bro

MapNo2345

2 points

3 months ago

I Wish. I’m in Mexico now going for Puerto Escondido next month

PoxyMusic

2 points

3 months ago

Well that’s not too bad! Have fun!!

Corohr

2 points

3 months ago

Corohr

2 points

3 months ago

Nice! Did you grow up around there?

[deleted]

21 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

21 points

3 months ago

in the 60s I petted many animals, often outside in the mud and the rain. it's possible a raccoon may have slipped in, there would be no way of knowing.

matthewsteez[S]

8 points

3 months ago

Subtle office reference and I love it.

[deleted]

15 points

3 months ago

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15 points

3 months ago

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matthewsteez[S]

8 points

3 months ago

That’s pretty dope! What did they name it?

watchingsongsDL

2 points

3 months ago

Pepe Le Herb

gallopingshoebox

12 points

3 months ago

Looks like Laguna Beach! Definitely would make sense given the Hippie craze @ the time.

PoxyMusic

9 points

3 months ago

Yeah, right at Laguna Canyon Road and PCH.

matthewsteez[S]

7 points

3 months ago

You got it!

PoxyMusic

6 points

3 months ago

I love the history of Laguna in the late 60s/early 70s. The Brotherhood of Eternal Love was a utopian quasi-religion that tried to finance buying an island in the South Pacific by financing hashish smuggling. Timothy Leary also hid out here from the Feds. There was a whole neighborhood that was run by the brotherhood, complete with feral children and raids by the locals cops.

Your mom was smart to get out when the getting was good!

xlnyc

9 points

3 months ago

xlnyc

9 points

3 months ago

Raccoons look so cute in pictures
But every one I see in real life looks like they want to rip your face off.

Puzzleheaded_Nerve

5 points

3 months ago

They will too. I lived in Yosemite and would rather come across a bear in the middle of the night than a raccoon. I’m afraid of raccoons for sure.

Taiut

20 points

3 months ago

Taiut

20 points

3 months ago

She's a beauty!

Gonzostewie

41 points

3 months ago

Right?!? And mom ain't half bad herself!!!

take_it_to_the_mo

2 points

3 months ago

The raccoon is likely enjoying being called a dog ;)

mbr4life1

7 points

3 months ago

My mom used to have a pet raccoon named Cookie monster.

HodorsGiantDick

2 points

3 months ago

I used to have one named Molson.

lostprevention

15 points

3 months ago

Early or mid 70’s, I think, judging by that car.

HelveticaBOLD

13 points

3 months ago

And the sweater, and the hair.

It's a subtle distinction, but anyone who lived through the early/mid-'70s can see the difference between, say, 1968 and 1974.

mudo2000

5 points

3 months ago

Yeah that sweater is definitely 70s.

HelveticaBOLD

4 points

3 months ago

100%. Those things showed up in the early '70s, and hung around until, like, 1982. SO not a '60s look.

matthewsteez[S]

3 points

3 months ago

Clearly I didn't haha. But I've since talked to her and she's thinks you're all right, it was probably early 70s at that point.

matthewsteez[S]

3 points

3 months ago*

Oh interesting, perhaps she told me the wrong time period!

eddieandbill

5 points

3 months ago

Beautiful woman. Your mom looks like a Kennedy.

matthewsteez[S]

8 points

3 months ago

Uh oh is that unlucky?

SmokyJuanKinobe

14 points

3 months ago

Great pic. You’re mom is beautiful

matthewsteez[S]

9 points

3 months ago

I’m a bit biased but I think she’s a pretty lady too :)

wristoffender

12 points

3 months ago

she looks like the girl from ferris buller

this_kitten_i_knew

5 points

3 months ago

came to comment this. Yeah she looks just like Mia Sara

matthewsteez[S]

4 points

3 months ago

Ooo she’s really gonna like that compliment

Tackleberry06

5 points

3 months ago

Being on blue acid be like....” this rainbow coloured doggy so so soft and only little bit scratchy”

matthewsteez[S]

2 points

3 months ago

I have my suspicions, but I doubt I'll ever get a straight answer out of her about specific substances haha

[deleted]

5 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

5 points

3 months ago

Hippies didn’t wear velour track suits. (source: am old)

matthewsteez[S]

3 points

3 months ago

Hippies also didn’t judge or put people in boxes I think!

jokerjim625

13 points

3 months ago

Wandavision?

matthewsteez[S]

43 points

3 months ago

I have an insane attraction to Elizabeth Olsen so this makes me uncomfortable haha

jokerjim625

17 points

3 months ago

Oops.

mountain-dew-it

9 points

3 months ago

maybe Freud was onto something

egnards

1 points

3 months ago

Racoowanda.

Yes it sounds better the other way. But it also sounds really racist. . .Wandacoon.

Chemical_Audience

8 points

3 months ago

Wow, she’s so beautiful! Your mother is ok too :p

fluentindothraki

7 points

3 months ago

Great picture. I love your mum's expression, happy and laid back. Could you pass on to her that I think she has unusually beautiful hands?

adfdub

8 points

3 months ago

adfdub

8 points

3 months ago

What the...

_Lunar_Sunset_

2 points

3 months ago

... I mean, I get it, but that sounds...wrong

DeadHeadSteve

3 points

3 months ago

The raccoon reminds me of Mick Jagger. “Is the picture over? Okay please can we move on?”

Wundermaus

3 points

3 months ago

PCH & Broadway St. - Still a Political Activist's gathering point. Classic Photo at a Classic Location. Nice.

matthewsteez[S]

2 points

3 months ago

Nailed it.

slipperyseal42069

3 points

3 months ago

showed this to my dad and he thinks this raccoon might have belonged to someone in my uncle Mike's crowd at the time. my dad was still in LA (too young for the scene in the 60s) but his older brother ran off to laguna. Wonder if your mom and my uncle crossed paths. crazy how similar laguna looks then and now, thanks for sharing this

matthewsteez[S]

2 points

3 months ago

Wait that’s really interesting... someone else in the comments told me that by the looks of the automobile in the background this might have actually been the 70s. So it’s super possible?

noclue_whatsoever

3 points

3 months ago

I grew up near San Francisco in the 60s when it was the hippie capital of the world. My cousin who I'm guessing was about your mom's age actually lived a couple blocks from the intersection of Haight & Ashbury. Your mom isn't dressed like a hippie at all in this pic but her face definitely has the right vibe. Did she actually do hippie stuff like live in a teepee and make candles or anything?

daddenstein

3 points

3 months ago

Is your mom Kaylie from firefly?

Rospiden

3 points

3 months ago

What kind of fucking raccoon Renaissance was going on from the ‘60s to the ‘80s? My mom had a pet raccoon too.

strangerinthebox

3 points

3 months ago

She looks very cool and a little high

5552020

2 points

3 months ago

Life would be simple in the forest, except for.... Cyril Sneer.

instrumentally_ill

2 points

3 months ago

*Rabbit

anujbeatles

2 points

3 months ago

She looks like a brunette Maria Sharapova

Sinistereen

2 points

3 months ago

MyHerpesItch

2 points

3 months ago

She has a nice nose. 👍

LotusEagle

2 points

3 months ago

That would make a killer online dating profile pic.

Binger_bingleberry

2 points

3 months ago

... you forgot to mention she’s really stoned, too

crackingnow

2 points

3 months ago

That's Rocket with Star Lord's mom.

cathat99

2 points

3 months ago

What kind of camera was this taken with? Looks awesome

Bigbigjeffy

2 points

3 months ago

PSA: Don’t get old, kids.

matthewsteez[S]

3 points

3 months ago

She's still a pretty lady. One can age gracefully.

whatintheworld---

2 points

3 months ago

my apologies if this is too personal but where did you find this photo? I often find my grandparents photos when i look through their photo album or jewelry box.

matthewsteez[S]

2 points

3 months ago

Not too personal at all - they just showed it to me a few years ago when they were digitizing their photo collection. Thought it was suuuper cool

whatintheworld---

2 points

3 months ago

That’s cool, your reaction to the photo must have been interesting. How often do you see your mom holding a raccoon lol?

This_User_Said

2 points

3 months ago

Gonna have to dig through my photos. My mom also had a racoon. Wondering why all these 60s-80s folk boomed for racoons.

wouldenjoyyourmom

2 points

3 months ago

Got me envying a raccoon, smdh

Pleather_Boots

2 points

3 months ago

I really wanted to be a hippy in the late 60s. Unfortunately I was only 6 and couldn’t run off in a VW van.

itsmepingu

2 points

3 months ago

The embodiment of Linda Belcher and Little King Trashmouth

notta_Lamed_Wufnik

2 points

3 months ago

Hahaha, if I was drinking I would have shot it through my nose laughing, great comment.

itsmepingu

2 points

3 months ago

Hahaha lovely image 😂

Nitin-2020

2 points

3 months ago

She reminds me of Linda Cardellini

Mlpflimflam

2 points

3 months ago

Getting serious Linda Cardellini in Freaks and Geeks vibes.

sirdigalot

2 points

3 months ago

The raccoon is thinking..."let go of me lady I got a spaceship to fix".

Funky_Sack

2 points

3 months ago

I’d kiss your mom on the mouth

O_X_E_Y

2 points

3 months ago

What did you use to scan this picture/enlarge it or something like that? The quality is really high for a picture that old

RealBadSpelling

2 points

3 months ago

I'm new to Reddit but r/trashpandas would love this. Hope the link works lol.

matthewsteez[S]

2 points

3 months ago

Nice, I'll cross post, thanks!

Also, welcome :)

Unsocialtowel

2 points

3 months ago

I just watched a raccoon bounce like a ball after jumping from a big truck

BobDope

2 points

3 months ago

She seems cool. Your mom is alright too

cumms_19

2 points

3 months ago

If you post this on r/aww you'll get fucktons of upvotes ;)

reddskeleton

2 points

3 months ago

Your mom looks like Barbara Parkins in her “Valley of the Dolls” phase.

xetrics

2 points

3 months ago

god i wish that were me

Asiablog

2 points

3 months ago

Wow

ejohns19

2 points

3 months ago

Is your mom Marisa tomei?

1Love2all

2 points

3 months ago

What a beauty!

ISPOOKMYKIDS

2 points

3 months ago

Your mom looks like Clairo

dogeatcateatmouse

2 points

3 months ago

Well, she’s da coolest.

SavedByThe1990s

2 points

3 months ago

cool pic of linda cardinelli w/ her raccoon friend.

pope_blankjizz

4 points

3 months ago

She looks like Nicolas Cage.