Saturday, July 10, 2010

An Anniversary Long Forgotten

Ernest and Ruby wedding portrait

Yesterday would have been the 67th Wedding Anniversary of my mom and dad, had they stayed married and had my mother still been alive. They were married July 9, 1943 and divorced in 1949. My mother Ruby Nadine Flanders Margheim Craine passed away July 14, 1990. But July 9th still is a special day in my heart, for I know they came together in love at the time of their marriage and had hopes of remaining together for the rest of their lives. In their wedding portrait above, my dad, Ernest Ludwig Margheim, is 21 years old. On August 8th this year, he’ll celebrate his 89th birthday. My mother was born in 1925, so she was 18 years old at the time of their  marriage. I think they look much older than the 21 and 18 year old couples of today.

5 comments:

Debbie Blanton McCoy said...

What a wonderful picture, Becky. You look so much like your mom. My parents divorced when I was 3 and I don't think I have a picture of them together - I'll have to look. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara Poole said...

Becky, My parents were b. 1919 and m. 1942. They were together until the first death. For my entire life, they were never happy together. Too bad about our parent's marriage. But it was nice of you to mention them and share their photo.

DianaR said...

Hi Becky ~ I certainly agree about them looking older...I've often thought that about pictures of my parents as well. Maybe it's just a look of maturity - I think people grew up and were considered adults where as so many 18 year olds today are definitely still children.

GrannyPam said...

Perhaps the change in clothing and hair styles fool us into thinking your parents appear older than their actual ages, which they certainly do.

I am also a child of divorce; my parents split when I was 11, and I felt lost for years.

How nice that you have this photo, and your Dad is still with you.

Nancy said...

What a lovely photograph. It's too bad they divorced. It's always hard on them and the children. I agree that they look older than 18 and 21. I think pre-1960 youth were more ready to be mature adults than the youth of today. I'm not sure why that is....