Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wistful Wednesday: Aunt Marion

This is a photo that is sixty years old. It was taken in May of 1952.

Aunt Marion and me 1952

That is me and my Aunt Marion, my mother’s sister.  My Mom had four sisters.  My Mother was child number 2 and Marion was child number 3. 

The photo is taken in my Grandparents yard in the background I can see their garage and directly behind me is the well used clothes line.

My Aunt was already married by the time this photo was taken.  I believe she was married in 1949. 

Marion and Marvin Wedding Party (2)

That is my Aunt Marion and my Uncle Marvin on their wedding day.  My Mom was the maid of honor.  I have no idea who the other people are. In the late 1940’s that double breasted men’s suit was all the rage…along with wild thick neckties. Notice only the bride has a bouquet..the other gals have corsages.  I think my Mother kept her bridesmaid dress for a long time I believe it was a dusty pink color.

Marion and Marvin Wedding (2)

My Aunt Marion made the best chocolate cookies..it was a cake like batter.  Then she would cook up a white thick sugary concoction and spread it on one cookie and then top it with another.  It made almost a ball like cookie that was really yummy.

Aunt Marion was diagnosed with breast cancer in about 1966 or 1967.  I was sent over to help out and watch the kids while she was in the hospital and my Uncle Marvin was in the field.  The poor (4) kids had to suffer through my feeble attempts at cooking. Aunt Marion had a long and rocky road to beat that cancer.  They farmed and raised their family in the Wolf Lake Minnesota area.

My Aunt died  in 2004 she was 72 years old.  About a year later my Uncle joined her. They were married well over 50 years…probably about 54 years.  I see some of their children, my cousins once in awhile..usually at funerals:)

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17 comments:

  1. I enjoyed these photos and memories/life of Aunt Marion. So happy that she lived a long life and their marriage was so strong. That first photo with you is priceless. I enjoyed the wedding pics, too.

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  2. They looked like sweethearts, love the wedding dress and the grooms suit and tie..She lived a long long time and your uncle lived a long time too..You look like a little doll held by your Aunt Marion..

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  3. Although when I was younger I would have said that Marion lived a long time, now that I am almost her age it seems young to me. She did beat the breast cancer, at least for most of her life, and it's wonderful that you were able to help out, even if your cooking wasn't quite the same as their mother's. I'm glad to have made her acquaintance.

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  4. The pictures and memories are wonderful. Thank you for sharing them.

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  5. I had an Aunt Marion, too!
    Love the pictures!

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  6. What a neat idea. Several family albums of that era and even earlier I'm scanning and saving. Hmmmm. Maybe I'll try the same thing for some post.... :)

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  7. Those wedding photos make remind me a lot of my parent's wedding photos. I'm glad to read that Marion beat breast cancer, I was thinking how much harder it would have been back then.

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  8. Beautiful wedding! Those cookies sure sound good. It is amazing how she beat the cancer back in that time I bet it wasn't easy!

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  9. Beautiful people in all the photos! Love the header with the pooches too!

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  10. Love the pictures. The picture of you with the bonnet is darling. Weren't we cuties in the early fifties. I do love her wedding dress.

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  11. What wonderful memories and so glad you were able to help out.

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  12. Ya those double breasted suits were cool. Also cool hairdos for the girls.

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  13. I wish I had a clothes line again. The way your aunt is dressed could certainly be the same today. Pretty wedding gown.

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  14. Love your header! Her wedding gown is beautiful!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  15. I was born in July...
    Enjoyed the post a lot. Thank you.

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  16. 1952 - the year we were married! Love the suits on the men. I even had a female version. Double breasted....

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  17. What great pictures and memories. So glad she was able to beat the cancer and live to a ripe old age.

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