Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Day Almost Passed Me By

August 10, 1947
Charleston IL United Methodist Church

the day my Mom and Dad were married

they did not take many pictures back then, they took 4
they look so happy, Dad so handsome in that suit and Mom looks beautiful in her gorgeous dress.

They met in at the local Ice Cream Shop 
they went to different High Schools

Mom had only been back in Charleston 4 years from moving back from Detroit in 1939
But they should of known each other, their Fathers had the same Great Grandfather.
(Mom always said "don't tell people that!")

Dad was drafted into the Army be the time they graduated in 1943
This is what he wrote in my Mom's yearbook. It sums up what that generation had to face.

But he made it home safe and sound and she was waiting for him as he hoped
The time together was too short, but they were happy

their last Anniversary was their 30th

I hope that on this day they are holding each other in heaven

Love you Mom and Dad

16 comments:

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Such a sweet and sentimental story. Love the photos!

Jill said...

Great old pictures, they really did look happy on their big day!

sweetvintageofmine said...

What beautiful pictures to remember your parents by! They were sooo happy! One thing for sure....you don't need a lot to be happy...just each other! It's sad they only had 30 yrs. together....my father passed away at 59, my parents shared 35 yrs together. Too short of time for people who loved each other dearly. Blessings and a wonderful week~~~Roxie

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh Ann, that's really sweet. Thanks for sharing that with us. I see you in your mother. :)
Have a great week.
Gina

Mecky said...

They do look so happy.
The 10th was my in-law's anniversary, too.

Shelia Williamson said...

How precious, Ann! What a lovely couple they were. Loved hearing their sweet love story.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pat Cantwell said...

Ann,
Truly touching story of your parents wedding day and their courtship, dear friend!!!
Thank you for sharing!!!
Fondly,
Pat

FABBY'S LIVING said...

A beautiful post in honor of your lovely parents! Everything was so much simpler in those days. I guess now they'll be together for eternity in heaven with the Lord. They were such a happy couple! Thanks for sharing sweet friend, I loved your post!
FABBY

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Oh Ann, Such wonderful photos and sentiment! I really enjoyed this post, thanks so much for sharing their story with us. They were so cute together! :) Pam

ann said...

What a love story. My parents married in '44 in a simple family only ceremony. They were married 46 years. It's wonderful to see our parents a young sweethearts. And now you created a beautiful memorial to them.

Claudia said...

What a beautiful tribute to your beloved parents, Ann. I love the photos. They are clearly brimming with happiness.

xo
Claudia

Susie said...

Ann, I hope your parents are holding eachother too. What a sweet tribute to them. They did look happy and young. You make me miss my parents too. Blessings sweet Ann. xoxo,Susie

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

They do look very happy and in love. Very nicely written post. Blessings to you - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

Protector of Vintage said...

Very lovely post.

Curtains in My Tree said...

ahhhhhh this was so sweet to read
I love looking at someones old wedding pictures

Heather said...

Oh I love this post! So sweet, and the old photos are darling and romantic.

What a lovely legacy.