Its Monday again and this year seems to be flying (or is it just me getting old lol) and its time to link up with The Olivers Madhouse for Magic Moments. I was looking through some old pictures just the other day. My daughter-in-law Karen is filling in a book with lots of family facts and she need some pictures. I have my parents pictures as they have both passed away now, so it is nice to look through them.
The one that really struck a cord with me was the one below. It was taken in the early 1940's and it is my parents on their wedding day. It was during the second world war and my dad as you can see was in the Army.
My mum had been engaged to a Canadian Air force officer but sadly he got killed on a bombing raid, so she never did get married to him.
My mum's cousin was best friends with my dad and they all went out just as a group for fun. Then one day my dad said " I fancy a party , we should get married!" and they did lol. Money and fabric was short and i believe mums dress was made from parachute silk!
Just after my dad went away and did not come home for four years which was tough for a new married couple. They stuck together and by the time my mum passed away far to early at age 63 they had been married over 50yrs.
I myself married a service man at age 20. We had been pen pals for a year and we got engaged about 4 weeks after we met. We married 6 months later when I was 20. This year will be our 37th anniversary, and at times its been tough but we made it through and we are still together lol.
It made me smile to see how happy my parents look in the picture and its looks like a great party to have been at.