This is one of my most favorite family photos. My dad has 11 younger brothers and sisters, so there are a LOT of Flemings (yes, Irish Catholic). At least a couple dozen more cousins have joined the family after this photo was taken in about 1984, judging by how old I think I am in this photo (I am the shrimp with the chub cheeks in the pink and blue outfit in the front row).
I remember this photo hanging in my Grandma Peg's room. She is he lady at the center of it all in the photo. I stayed with her up in Montana during the summer for a few weeks every year for several years, and I would stare at this photo often, looking at how young my parents, aunts and uncles looked. Many great outfits, and great mustaches. Lots of closed eyes, and some nose picking.
My cousin Erin (also in the front row of the photo, with the Cabbage Patch Kid) printed out a dozen or so copies of this photo for anyone who wanted one at our last family reunion. I finally got mine matted and framed this week, thanks to the skill of my excellent buddy, Scott Wilkerson, at Hook Gallery & Framing. He chose just the right gold-trimmed wood to frame it, giving it that perfect '80s touch. He's also framed some vintage Coke signs for me. Go check him out if you need any framing taken care of. Total pro.