Thursday, August 11, 2011

64 years ago.........

64 years ago my Mother and Father were married.

I had planned a more elaborate post but my work schedule has been torture lately, so here is a snippet.

I think they look pretty happy!
August 10, 1947

My Moms wedding book that she so meticulously filled out.

The invitation

Tell me where they first met

I guess making fun of the men!

Family tree

Even memories of their first married Christmas....they got a pound of bacon!

My parents were only able to celebrate exactly 30 years of marriage before my Dad died.  I now realize how young my Mother was. But the memories never faded.

And one last note...
Facebook has a page about my home county, "you know your from..."
I have been so touched by the number of people that remember having both of my parents as their teachers. I have even had people send me private messages to tell me how my Father touched their lives and made a difference in their life which continues to this day. It touches my heart to think after all these years, people remember 2 such wonderful people.
I think they were a pretty fantastic couple!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a sweet and wonderful post. I am sure your parents were very influential in many lives. Hugs, Marty

DearHelenHartman said...

That was so special. What an amazing legacy your parents left you with all those details. Thank you for sharing.

Shelia said...

Oh, Ann! What a sweet post! What a treasure to have your parents wedding memories book. What a beautiful handwriting your mom had. OH, what a blessing to hear of how your folks touched so many lives! Blessings to you today as you cherish their love.
Shelia ;)

A Few Pennies said...

What a lovely post and tribute to your parents; I enjoyed those past moments you shared. Have a great day.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh this post really touched me. We do need to count every day with the ones we love as precious.

Teachers do indeed make a difference to every person. Whether they acknowledge it or not.

Tete said...

Girl, love this post. My parents' anniversary was the 7th of this month. They were married in 1954 in Charleston on Vine Street in my grandparents' house.
My uncle Vernie made the ice cream for Green's and my mom worked there later on in high school.
We have a page here about Oakland, too, and I saw the one on Charleston. I need to go on there and see what they are saying.
Glad you are having fun on it!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Ann,
What a wonderful post. You're so fortunate to have all this information and pictures of your parents wedding. Your Mom's handwriting was beautiful. Isn't that something that you have heard from people who knew your Dad all those years ago! What a wonderful man he must have been. Thanks for sharing this with us...I really enjoyed it. Have a wonderful day!
Maura :)

LV said...

What a lovely tribute honoring your parents.

Cindy said...

How wonderful! It made me think of my parents and their love for each other. Sniff...

Donna said...

What a wonderful post! My parents were married back in the 40's too. How different things must have been back then! The pound of bacon cracked me up!

GardenofDaisies said...

It's so wonderful that you have this wedding scrapbook! How wonderful to have so many students share memories of their time with your parents as teachers.

Tammy said...

What a wonderful love story of your parents' wedding and marriage. That pound of bacon, must have been quite a treat.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Ann, what a beautiful and touching post. How sad that they only had 30 years together -- that goes by in a blink of an eye! (Howard and I will be 33 years later this month, so I know.)

A pound of bacon? I think my new son-in-law would think that a dandy Christmas gift!

I love the old photos -- I enlarged them to see every detail. What a very good looking couple your parents were!

wonderful post ... thanks!

Marydon said...

So love yor sweet share of your parents. Love the handwritten notes & history. Those pictures are aewsome, Ann. And, learning how many they have touched, what a compliment to them & their memories.

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I love this beautiful photo of your precious parents. They looks so happy, they almost appear to be floating up the aisle. Love is a many splendid thing. I also love it that you have their wedding booklet. How wonderful that is. Love the cartoon and the signatures, such a wonderful memory treasure. The last picture is priceless. A treasure for sure. Thank you for sharing this evening my friend, I so enjoyed my visit this week.

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The Chickens' Auntie said...

I know you said at the outset that you planned a more elaborate post, but that was just beautiful. What a blessing to have such sweet memories and links to the past! I always think it would be wonderful to be able to see my parents as they were as hopeful young adults just starting out.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

What a sweet post! Wow, 64 years! That is amazing! Wonderful post and how blessed you!