Saturday, June 26, 2010
Vintage Wedding Photos and an Anniversary
I meant to post yesterday but got kinda sidetracked....there wasn't a lot going on....but it was our anniversary, so I decided to post today instead. Yes, 'that old navy man' and I enjoyed our forty-fourth wedding anniversary yesterday, June 25th. We were married on a Saturday evening in the little Methodist church in Meridian, Texas...there were about twenty-four friends and relatives there...a small wedding, for sure. I made my own dress. My Dad not only gave me away...but was also the best man. He (the old Army man) and Richard (the old navy man) got along famously. My mother-in-law made the cake and we had a small reception at her house. There are no photos because the elder brother-in-law was to take photos and thinking his camera was in the trunk of the car, found it wasn't after it was too late to do anything about it. Well, it was 1966...things were different then.....especially in a tiny town in the heart of Texas.
No one thought it would last. And, really, I don't know why it did except that no one else would live with either of us and we sort of know that. Besides, I always tell people we have to stay together because I can't see and he can't hear. It works for us. My goal has always been 50 years and I'm holding out for that....
Anyway, since there are no photos of my wedding...I thought I'd show you some vintage photos of other people's weddings. People I don't know. I buy vintage photos because I love them and have no family photos to speak of....that old anyway. Aren't these brides just gorgeous? I'm always amazed to find these things in flea markets....I suppose the whole family of each of these people has died off and no one wanted them....well, except me. I think they are beautiful! And, I thought you might like to see them too.
The 'more recent' last photo is a wedding of a friend of mine....gee, it had to be 1964 or '65, as I wasn't married yet. That's me....the short person with the white glasses. If it was '64, I was 20 years old then. I vaguely remember the wedding. However, I do remember making the dress I am wearing...it was lavender. I also remember grumbling over having to wear that huge bow on the top of my head...but I did it anyway. It's weird to see 'me' back then....somedays it seems just yesterday...and other days....I believe this might be someone else entirely. And, I was thin.....sigh....
Yes, forty-four years..... just imagine!!! take care, pat