Our parents hold a special place within our hearts for those who grew up with them. Even though we sometimes have disagreements with them at times, we still love and respect them. There are many ways to show your appreciation for them. From telling them how much you love them to taking them out to dinner.
For these 20 people, what better way to express gratitude to your parents online? People shared their fabulous and fun images of their parents on the Instagram pages Old school Dads, and Old school Moms to show appreciation and show the world how amazing they are. Below are 20 inspirational Instagram photos that might touch your heart.
I can smell the Bensons and Hedges mints, the Stasof-Fro he had in his hair, and the Fendi perfume he wore. He was dressed to the nines in Armani shirts, Saks Fifth Ave pants, and Ferragamo sneakers. He must have known he was the fastest brother in the room. He never said much.
As a child, I would wake up in the morning to get a snack and he would be alone in the kitchen smoking a cigarette. He would look at me, stare for a while, and then ask me, “Boy! You want to hear some stories?” I’d get up on the counter, and he’d tell me bits and pieces of his life. It’s hard to believe that he and his mother fled north to Chicago during the Great Migration. They lived in a boiler room in a housing project until he turned twelve. He doesn’t talk about the times he had to go through the back door to access the bathroom. He hides the fact he was a helicopter gunner in Vietnam, loading the wounded and dead on board between firefights.
On a good day, he’d say that his name is Melvin, he loves jazz, and his favorite food was always fried catfish.