Monday, February 14, 2011

a lifetime of love

my grandma and grandpa, dorothy and donald, were married on a warm june afternoon in 1949 in a small church in st. paul, minnesota. the day before the wedding, a doctor had discovered that my grandpa had strep throat and prescribed him antibiotics and bed rest. the morning of the wedding, his temperature was well over 100°F. regardless, nothing would stop him from marrying my grandma. she wore a beautiful, new, white suit with pearl and gold buttons and an orchid corsage, a borrowed gold necklace, and a traditional blue garter. after driving off in their decorated car, my grandpa went back to bed. i love this photo of them. my grandpa could not take his eyes off her, and who could blame him.

7 comments:

  1. that is adorable! and she is beautiful!

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  2. i love her dress. and the hat! what a chic woman.

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  3. I love old family photographs - and to have such a great story behind it as well, how nice!

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  4. this story made my day. things aren't always as they seem!

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