Young Love


(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

When Dad passed away last December, I found this picture of my mother in his wallet.  From the worn condition of the photo, I couldn’t help but wonder how often Dad pulled it out to look at it.

I had never seen this picture before, and while the writing on the back was badly faded, I’m pretty sure it was a senior photo taken in 1938.  Dad first met Mom in 1937 when he was in the CCC at a camp near her hometown.


I had seen the picture above of Dad before.  It was a photo taken in December, 1938, and given to my mother.  I now suspect it was a gift to her in exchange for the picture she gave him.

Mom died in 2011, but today would have been her 94th birthday.  Mom and Dad  were married on May 5, 1940.

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19 Responses to “Young Love”

  1. Neal Says:

    It’s funny how a picture can take you back in time and make you wonder about all the emotions behind it. Like you, I wonder how many times he took that out to look at it.

  2. Fishing Guy Says:

    What a wonderful remembrance of the folks. I’m sure these will remain dear to your heart George.

  3. MadSnapper Says:

    love both photos and my mom and dad met because he was working in a ccc camp with her dad… that was in 1942.

  4. diane Says:

    A lovely looking young couple. Don’t you wish that you knew them then

  5. MaryBeth Says:

    Your Mother was a very beautiful young woman and she and your Dad had a wonderful life together. thanks for the remembrance. MB

  6. Betsy Adams Says:

    OH—how I miss that wonderful, inspirational couple. They set such a great example of what LOVE is all about… We are working hard to live up to the inspiration we received from Mom and Dad, aren’t we, Honey?

  7. sylviakirks Says:

    Such a handsome, beautiful couple they are and an inspiration for you and Betsy I know!! Thank you so much, George, for sharing this!! It is an inspiration for all of us as well! Wishing you and Betsy a wonderful weekend!

  8. Linda G. Says:

    I bet your dad took that picture out lots of time to look at it, especially between the time that your mom passed away and your dad left this earth.

  9. dayphoto Says:

    I love her happy, happy smile!! I’ll bet it was because she had met your handsome DAD!


  10. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Not only was your dad a handsome man, but your mom was beautiful! She is gorgeous in this picture and looks like a model, right down to the twinkle in her eyes.

  11. rhiebert Says:

    Both of these pictures are priceless treasures.

  12. ewok1993 Says:

    i agree those photos are priceless. we don’t seem to treasure photos the same way nowadays.

  13. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    Those are precious photos. So sweet that they shared them and kept them all those year.

  14. Larry Says:

    I really enjoy shots of family members when they were young

  15. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    George, your parents love story is so unique. What a legacy they’ve left for your family. I love LOVE LOVE that he still carried her picture in his wallet; so special.

  16. Kathleen Corbett Says:

    George, thanks for sharing your parents photos. What a lovely couple.

  17. Rose Says:

    Your mom was beautiful…that must have been a wonderful little surprise to find a photo you had not seen before.

  18. Lorri Says:

    Such lovely photos…treasures, for sure.

  19. Sartenada Says:

    These photos are treasures George!

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