February 26, 2014

My Mother's Wedding Day

Scanned Black and White Photo
My sister gave me a photo taken over seven decades ago when our parents got married.  They wed at my mother's home in Riverside, Illinois. She made her own wedding gown! After all, the country was struggling to come out of the Great Depression.

Next to my mother is her sister. I believe the flower girls were neighbors. My parents met at the University of Chicago.


11 comments:

  1. looks like the same era when my parents were wed. :)

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  2. A wonderful photo! I love these old family photos, thanks for sharing yours. I am impressed with the fact that your Mother made her own wedding dress, she looks gorgeous!

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  3. Nice photo, she did a good job on the dress!

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  4. A terrific photo, and a treasured image for you.

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  5. An absolute treasure for sure!!!

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  6. I love this beautiful old wedding photo of your mother!

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  7. Thanks for the note. It has been a down under month with a fall on the ice and then 2 different viruses...plus the trauma of turning 75. Am up and running again..finally. Getting out f the old lady funk :-) I have many old photos and they are treasures just like this one. Life was so different back then.

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  8. Sister, dear, I believe that our aunt is not the one standing next to our mother. Doats is 8 years younger, and Mom was only 20 when she was married. Doats is on the end, I believe - tall for a 12 year old. THe woman next to Mom was a college friend. Or, so I believe -- we should ask our aunt while we still can.

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  9. What a precious treasure this photo is!

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  10. Wow. What a wonderful photograph. Everyone looks so happy and lovely.

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  11. It's lovely. Old photos like this are such a treasure.

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