June 24, 2010

Irma and sailor son


You can tell that boy knows just how to get on his mama's good side.

Alpine, Oregon
1968, photographer James Cloutier
from University of Oregon Library

12 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

Boys are like that.

downtown guy said...

I wonder what she was trying to tell him. Probably that she'll have none of his lip!

Steph(anie) said...

As a mother of a boy who knows how to get to his mama... I can't help but smile at this.

downtown guy said...

In my head, he's on shore leave and they've gone out to her local watering hole for a cold beer. She's telling him to stay away from loose women in foreign ports, and he's going, "I hear ya, ma."

ElizabethLynn said...

Give mama some sugar, baby.

downtown guy said...

Aw, he's a good boy.

Jucie said...

I love the tiny "taxidermy" on the Olympia Beer ads.

downtown guy said...

Especially the mountain goat.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

He's clearly tied to his mother's apron strings. I tell the cats that all the time. They are tied to they mama's apron strings.

downtown guy said...

There's a difference between "tied to" and "chewing on".

May said...

I think that boy is no good. He has a weak nose and small hands.

downtown guy said...

You just don't trust men in sailor caps.