*this week's Library of Memories Community challenge to create a layout about our parents.
*my And The Two Became One layout that I decided to scraplift.
*Sian's Storytelling Sunday which encourages us to share our stories on the first Sunday of each month.
We have a large photo album filled with professional photos of my in-laws wedding in 1962, however when my parents married in 1966, there was simply a family member with a point and shoot camera who snapped a few photos to capture the moment. I remember growing up and seeing these old black & white photos in the photo album along with our other family memories. Several years ago, Mama pulled them out and created a scrapbook page by cutting frames in a paper & adhering the photos to the back of the page so the photos showed through. Here's the scan of that page, which along with one other photo scan is what I had to start with to create a layout for my own scrapbook.
While these are not the best photos from a technical point of view, I absolutely love them and how they capture my parent's wedding day. Back in the 1960s, it was rare for photographers to capture photos of the everyday events, so I especially like the photo of Mama curling her hair in preparation.
As far as I know, these are the only photos from that day. There was only a small number of attendees at the wedding: both my grandmothers, an uncle and a few of my parents' friends who threw rice on them as they exited the church. The friends then chased them down the highway as they drove off. One of my parents first stops was at the local skating rink where they had met five months earlier when Daddy skated up to Mama one day and said, "Don't I know you?" (But that's a story for another day!)
And while it would be over three years before I came along, I believe this is truly where my life story begins, with the two people God chose to give me life, nurture me, and "train me in the way I should go." (Proverbs 22:6)