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