Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Wistful Wednesday: October 7 1950

Sixty-five years ago my parents were married.  Mom was 20 years old she was just shy of 21, Dad was 23 and a few days shy of 24.  They celebrate everything in October, their wedding anniversary and both of their birthdays.  They met in May of 1950…as I recall my Mother telling it…they were both someplace Toad Lake maybe and Dad offered to buy her a hamburger and she said no. 

Mom and Dads formal wedding photo 1950

October 7 1950

They were married in the evening and a wedding supper was held at my Grandparents home.

My cousin Chuckie was ten years old …he not only got to stay up late but he got to honk the horn all the way from the Toad Lake Church to our Grandparents farm (about six miles).  He told me the other day “I remember that day so well!”

My parents went on a honeymoon to Duluth Minnesota a few days after their wedding.madeline 1950 scenic photo

 

Jake Yliniemi scenic photo

I am not sure where these photos were taken someplace in the Duluth area.  Of course this was before selfies…so they had to take turns with the camera.

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

Mom and Dad Monday Oct 13 2014

This photo was taken one year ago when they were married 64 years.

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28 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary!!! A beautiful love story long lived.

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  2. Your parents look great! I hope they had a beautiful anniversary.

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  3. I think the location is on old route 61, and is the Great Hinckley Fire monument near thr Grindstone River.

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    1. Ah!

      Down near the bottom of this page

      http://www.deadpioneer.com/routes/US61/historicus61se/oldhwy61/oldhwy61-03.html

      is a postcard showing this stone maker. Happy Anniversary to your folks!

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  4. Happy Anniversary to your Mom and Dad!!!! Hope they have many more to come.

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  5. I know I've said it before, but you are so fortunate to have both your parents not only alive but well and happy. My parents celebrated their 45th anniversary before Daddy died. Happy anniversary to a wonderful couple! :-)

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  6. A lovely story and photos ! Happy Anniversary and Birthdays to you both ! You are very fortunate to have both your parents here in good health and happy ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  7. That is an amazing wedding photo and those two are super cute - now and then!

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  8. 65 years! That is a long time together. They look so happy. I love the wedding picture. Your dad looks tall. Happy anniversary!

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  9. I saw this in Red's sidebar. The wedding photo so looked like my parents' photo! What fun. They were married in 1945, both have passed.

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  10. Congrats to your parents, that's a very unusual milestone indeed. Almost every wedding picture back in those days had the train placed in a circle in front of the bride. So fun to see.

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  11. Love your parent's wedding photo! Happy anniversary to them!

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  12. Happy Anniversary to your Mom & Dad!

    Your mother's dress is gorgeous with all that satin. Did she or someone she knew make it?

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  13. My parents are from the same era, and the bridal gowns are similar! Their anniversary would have been on the 19th. Happy Anniversary to them!

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  14. What a love story! Congratulations to them.

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  15. They've done very well. Happy anniversary to your Mom and Dad.

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  16. How neat. I don't have any wedding pictures of my parents. It was 1937.....

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  17. They look to be in remarkable good health in the recent picture. So thankful they have had many years together. What a testimony and blessing!

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  18. I think I can tell who your tall grandsons can thank for their height! Happy anniversary and birthdays to your folks!

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  19. What a lovely couple, both then and now. They look so well for being in their 80's. Happy anniversary and happy birthday to both of them.

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  20. Wow! Nice pics! Congrats to them. They are looking good today, too. Well, last year--LOL! She must have changed her mind about him, that's for sure. ;)

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  21. At 64 years and plugging along. I had to do the math in my head to see their ages as well as compare to the ages of my parents. My parents were 10 to 15 years older than them. It is neat to see them at the monument. One person per photo is the way it had to work.

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  22. Happy Anniversary to your folks! What a beautiful wedding picture and Duluth is a great place to go for a honeymoon. I loved the scenery there and the lake and Gooseneck Falls? and the lighthouse(s)......and the North Shore. I went in the Fall too and it was beautiful. They're still a good looking couple too!

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  23. A beautiful "Love Story" Happy Anniversary. Hug B

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