Throwback Thursday

Going through a bin of ‘stuff’ yesterday looking for something, I came across an envelope of pictures my mom had. I love these sweet photos of my parents in the early years. The top one is their wedding day in May 1950. I like how he always hooked his hand around her arm. They were so in love. What a shame alcohol destroyed their dreams.

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This is one of my mom’s parents, grandma and grandpa Tiller, George and Ann. And me in 9th grade. Look at that red hair! IMG_2013

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6 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday

  1. I LOVE these pictures. Really, really wonderful. There’s a quality that is so intimate, so real. School photos! Nuthin’ like them. Sorry to read about your parents’ lives, though.

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  2. Mine quit the year after he got out of the army, two years before I was born. But he still wasn’t a nice guy. Nothing abusive, but easily angered, thin-skinned, things like that. I think now he might be called a ‘dry drunk.’ He was big in AA, but I don’t think there was ever any counseling to get to the problems underneath. I do like my cosmo. ;<))

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  3. Lovely photos of them, I don’t have anything like that featuring my parents. That ninth grade one of you is so recognizably you!

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  4. I had no idea you were a former redhead! I love the photos of my parents and grandparents when they were young. As children, I think we often think they were all born adults and old. It’s a revelation to find that they were once young and crazy, too.

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    • All the red just slowly leaked out, Joan! Your right, we don’t really see our parents as anything other than mom and dad. I sat and looked at the pic of them (with the striped shirt) and tried to visualize them as just Don and Mildred with their whole lives before them.

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