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Meet the Badderses: 1965

Meet the Badderses: 1965

My grandparents Phyllis & John Badders and their 4 children. From L to R, Top: Susan, Jeffery, and Ginny (my mother). Bottom: Phyllis, Jack, and John. Unfortunately, my grandfather John passed away just a few years after this photo was taken, so I never had the pleasure of knowing him. He was very much loved, and continues to be missed by those he left behind. View full size.

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Great pic!

Just a fantastic photo. A lovely looking family and of course my mum had the same specs!

Such a lovely photo

This is a wonderful picture of a family from that period. The clothes, the hairstyles, the glasses. My own mother wore those cat-eye glasses in her graduation photo in 1965. HRK, you have a lovely family.

Granny Glasses

My mom had a pair of those. They're collector's items now. If you found one at a garage sale / yard sale you could turn it around and name your price in any hipster neighborhood. My GF has a pair she found at a vintage store with pyrite ("marcasite") crystal trim but your grandma's are much cooler.

And his ears

Very distinct family resemblance.
Unfortunately short hair was in then.

I wore crewcuts until about 1967, and had ears that made me look like a car coming down the road with both doors open. That looks like most of my family portraits--big hair for the girls George Gobel-style for the guys.


Sarah Palin ain't got nothin' on those glasses!

Shades of Patty and Cathy...

I wonder if Susan ever parted her hair on the other side and passed herself off as Ginny? Both lovely girls.

Where Wally and the Beav

June Cleaver, is that you?

Their Good Side

It is a remarkable and lucky coincidence that the right was the "good side" for each member of the family.

Too young

Your grandfather died much too young, HR. How old was he? My dad was only 49 when he died in 1969. I can imagine it was hard on his wife and kids.

Tie tacks

I love Jeffery and John's little tie tacks and Jeff's tab collar.

Just right

What a nice looking family. Just what I was wishing for in the early 60's. I hope they were as happy in real life as they look in this photo.

Makes more sense

When I first read the title I read "Meet the Baddasses", but the picture didn't quite match... so had to do a double take.


It appears that the boys got their father's eyes.

Red Eye Reduction System

60's Style

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