The Thompson’s Get A New Boat. Oh There Is A Story Here.

I know its October, but lets go!

I found this set of slides on ebay. And thought. mmm, there is more to this story than just people posing and family adventures. But what could it be? And then it hit me. Oh! That’s The Thompson’s, I know them. Tammy and Tim Thompson. They live in Thompsonville Michigan.

It’s right there

Right there at the top of the mitten on the pinky side. See Tim wanted a new boat and well. Tammy was not into it. She wanted a new car, but Tim and the kids, Tommy, and Tracy, wanted a boat. So Mom had to go along with it.

There she is! The New Boat

This was back in the early 60’s so dad was the working stiff and mom just kinda went along, or at least she just wanted to look that way, see Tammy really wanted a boat, but had to play it so Tim thought he was in control. And thats the genus of Tammy.

Tammy is in charge for sure

Oh, this is all as I recall it. Tim worked hard and just wanted to go out with the neighbors, Tilly and Tad Thomas. See, maybe you are seeing a trend here. yes, the boat was a sign. That the Thompson’s and the Thomas’s, had some boating in there future.

That man and his boat!

As it so happens, see Tammy and Tad, hooked up one night after a drunk game of Bridge. It made for an awkward neighborhood thing after that. but they all got over it when Tim, turned out to be spending “to much time” with Tad as well. OHHHH! You didn’t see that coming did ya? Oh ya it was the talk of Thompsonville. It was known as the “Thompsonville Tryst”

She is all smiles!

Now, to be fare to Tammy, Tim, Tom, and Tilly, I do watch  a lot of Investigation Discovery, so some of this could all be confused and mashed together. YOU CAN BUY THESE SLIDES RIGHT HERE ON EBAY. MAYBE YOU REMEMBER A DIFFERENT VERSION?

17 replies
  1. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    Gawd almighty…..I am BUNKING with Troy in Tavares….
    someone should alert the cops about us in advance….
    the Thompsons…we aint……! But then…..Sandi knows what to expect from us….its all good…..or will be…

    John in VA.

  2. Matt
    Matt says:

    Your right John, no one ever said the Thompsons were not fun to be around. Tinsel Time at the Thompson;s Trailer is always a new adventure.

  3. Bilge Rat
    Bilge Rat says:

    Ya know… the person that took these slides back in the day and the people that appear in them had no clue this evidence would be perverted by a bunch of wood boat owners in the middle of a future winter. Who knew?

    I guess we can thank Eastman Kodak (in my hometown) for the high quality chemicals they used in the film and developing process that allowed us to perv their perfectly preserved product 57 years later.

  4. Miles Kapper
    Miles Kapper says:

    Wow! Great find! I was wondering where all those photos went. As the publisher of the Thompson Dockside (back in the day) I still have the database of all 4,000 of their Thompson cousins. They all seem to still be living in Thompsonville to!

    • Tommyholm
      Tommyholm says:

      I eat lunch occasionally at the Bear Cafe in Thompsonville, MI. If you bring in a picture of a bear you get a FREE ice cream cone. Plenty of Thompson’s work at the gas station. Wait till I tell them they are Woodyfloater famous…….

  5. Andreas Jordahl Rhude
    Andreas Jordahl Rhude says:

    wow – selling slides on eBay. What a concept. I can become rich if I sell the thousands and thousands of slides in my collections from dad. I wonder if the stereo slides fetch big bucks?

    Those Thompsons like the water no doubt.

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