Sunday, January 25, 2009
The Way Back Machine
The time: 1955
The place: Illinois
This young couple had to fight off the objections of both families who thought them to young to marry. She was barely 17 and he wasn't much older. Pronouncement were made concerning how young and foolish they were.
"It will never last," said someone close to the family.
But they were young and in love, and determined to make a life together. And they did.
This is my aunt and my uncle who are now married 54 years.
It reminds me of an old song, ".... it goes to show you never can tell."
P.S. The reluctant flower girl is none other than myself, in a dress sewn by my mother and a hat and basket made by my grandmother.