It’s been two weeks since my father passed away.
It’s hard going through someone else’s possessions when they are gone…..it makes you think about your own life and what you value. My dad was meticulous and left notes about everything. We found “get dance lessons with Shelley” (my mom) on his to-do list along with countless other things that touched our hearts. He truly valued what was important.
Today is my parent’s 38th wedding anniversary……we found these photos on my dad’s computer of their honeymoon and first years together. My brother, sister and I oohed and ahhed over each one. My sister and I would comment on my mother’s clothes and she would chime in every once in a while “oh, I made that!”
My parents went to the Outer Banks in N.C. and Williamsburg for their honeymoon in 1973. They took us kids on a full honeymoon tour 18 years ago for their 20th anniversary and we visited each….and….every….place.
Air conditioning and color TV!
I’m wondering if they coordinated these outfits:
My parents truly loved each other unconditionally.
You can tell that my father adored my mother just by the photos he took of her….and you can tell my mother adored him too by they way she looked back into the camera
My parents have always been so playful and funny…..this series of photos made me realize they’ve always been that way
I can hear my dad now: “Shelley, take a picture of me feeding this Frito to a seagull. Then I’ll get a picture of you feeding a Frito to them.”
They are so cute I can’t even stand it:
And today is my sweetheart’s birthday too! We celebrated with dear friends last weekend…..a “stay-cation” at La Quinta Resort.
Happy Birthday Mr. LBB!
One last note: the camera used to take all those honeymoon photos? We still have it. Here’s Boo using “Grandpa’s” camera to take some photos of Diesel this last weekend: