New Name

UNDER THE ROSE has a new name its.......BY THE SEAM.
I had trouble with the old web address so thought it would be best to change it.
Thanks for coming by and please leave me a comment so I know that you were here. Marlene

April 27, 2010

My Mom and Dad


Today my Mom and Dad would have been married for 63 years. He died in 1984. He was 20 years older than my Mom. My brother died 19 years ago yesterday.
My Mom told me that when they got married they had $700 to their name, which was quite a lot back then. They rented an apartment and bought furniture and the rest of the things they needed to set up house keeping and had money left over. She still has the receipt for the furniture they bought, I think she had the shoes she has on in the photo up until a couple of years ago. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if she still had the suit she is wearing too. My Mom has always been a tiny woman, 5 feet tall in her stocking feet and no more than 100 pounds, of course age has changed that for her as it does for all of us.
Back to work for me but I wanted to take a moment to post this photo. Have a good day!


6 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a great picture. I love to see Mom's and Dad's when they were young. My in laws will celebrate their 68 years together if they both make it til June ;-) My father in law will turn 91 in July. Hubby's Mom just turned 89. So amazing.

Amy said...

awesome!! glad to see ya back at blogging, right now I am in the reading mode.. still not into writing much.

Susan said...

What a great photo and story to go along with it!

ivoryspring said...

Oh, your parents look so sweet in that photo. What a poignant post - I am sure it's a bittersweet day for you!

HUGS!!

Quilter said...

Thank you for sharing that with us, as I know it must be an important milestone in your heart. Xox Sam

quiltfool said...

What a great photo. Thanks for sharing the story of the start of their marriage. Lane