Sunday, August 10, 2008

Fun Monday-Favorite Photo


This week's Fun Monday host is aojthelurchers, and she wants to know THIS about us:

Show me your favorite photograph and tell me why it's your favorite. It can be one you've taken yourself or one someone else has taken, a snapshot or a more professional image. Is there a story behind it? Do you love it for the memories it gives or just because it's pleasing to the eye?

Criminy! Just one??!! I'm waaay too indecisive to pick just one. There are so many. I've poured over albums for several days now, trying to narrow it down, and I have to say I can't pick one single picture as my ultimate favorite. I love, love, love many of them. I finally decided to choose one that could qualify as a finalist, but let me tell ya' it hurts to restrain myself on this assignment folks. Here goes....
This is my parents on their wedding day, some 45 years ago. This photo sums up their personalities perfectly. Daddy is the agitator, alway up to mischief. Mama is always rolling her eyes at him and reeling him back in line. For years they've been each other's yin and yang, rolling with the ups and downs of life. I love that they've weathered the ups and downs, that they still love each other very much and still enjoy each other's company. They may bicker every now and then, but they wouldn't know what to do without each other. Oh, and I love that Daddy still picks at Mama, and she still rolls her eyes at him...often. Just for the record, here's what they look like today.Sorry! I couldn't stick to just one.

34 comments:

Pamela said...

They have both aged gracefully. Even better looking then their wedding day.

I'm happy that is your favorite photo. It speaks volumes.

Mike Golch said...

My Dad was just that type of guy as well. treasure them.
I miss mine.
I agree with Pamela that have aged gracefully.
Hugs and God's blessings.

Karina said...

Beautiful! Love the first one, but really like the second. Just great! :D

Laura said...

Nice pics - I lost both parents last year. Treasure every moment with them. It's unbelievably sad when they are gone.

Alison said...

I love your photos..they are wonderful. You have been very blessed to have parents who still love each other!!

judysteapot said...

what wonderful role models your parents have been to you and I love old wedding photos they are s magical.

ChrisB said...

Your parents look so happy, both photos are lovely. Rules what rules!

karisma said...

Two was much better than just one anyway! How lovely to see them together still after so long! Beautiful!

Celeste said...

How beautiful. I'm glad that you shared both.

Amy said...

I'm so glad you showed both pictures.:)

I love wedding pictures, but to see that same couple so many years later still together and smiling is wonderful!

Such a blessing!:)

Mia said...

How precious and how blessed you are to have both of your parents!

swampy said...

Glad you didn't just stick to ONE ! (How dare you break Mon Funday rules !) Those two photos speak volumes...they have gracefully aged and I just can't imagine all the stories that lie between the two photos. Smiles and Tears, for sure.

Margaret said...

I am not sure which photograph they are more beautiful in! Wonderful, wonderful choices.

Margaret, Soon-To-Be-Mama
http://blogs.chron.com/mamadrama

Lil Mouse said...

wow you're so right, they def. show their personalities in that first photo. please stop by and visit me!

http://lil-mousehouse.blogspot.com

Jan said...

Oh man, I love that you picked your parents. They are a great looking couple. They sound a lot like Bob and I. One of our friends calls us a "mixed species marriage".

iPost said...

They are both gorgeous people! Congrats on the long life together!

dkuroiwa said...

Oh...Rules...Schmules!! You couldn't have put the first one without putting the second one!!
I do so love looking at old pictures and seeing how the people have weathered the years....and I will agree with everyone else in saying that your mom and dad...look good!! That twinkle in your dad's eye when they got married must have been contagious, because your mom has it now too!!

Jettie said...

Wow!! love Your choices!!!

ellen b said...

Ahh, these are wonderful favorites!

Tink *~*~* said...

That's just too sweet - not only how your parents relate, but that you chose a photo of them on their wedding day as your favorite. What a blessing to have such loved ones!

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

SwampAngel65 said...

Pictures of my parents are some of my favorite's, too. And I agree with Pamela, they have both aged gracefully and look very happy.

Joy T. said...

Oh my goodness they look like the perfect couple! They have aged beautifully!

Amy's Angels said...

I don't think I could just pick one either! That's tough!

Molly said...

The pictures of your parents are bery nice. Your tribute to them is wonderful.

Sayre said...

My folks are the same way!

Robin (PENSIEVE) said...

I'm so glad you included both; it's precious to see them then (along with your commentary) and to see them now? After 45 years? We should all celebrate their wonderful milestone.

Makes me hope one day my kids will be saying much the same about us :).

Big Momma said...

It must have been so fun for you to sit down with all of your photographs. I don't do that often enough!!! I usually end up in tears as I see, through the photos, how my son has grown up.

IamwhoIam said...

Love the follow up pic - and wow the smile and love is still there. Rule who needs them.

Faye said...

Love the expressions on both their faces. You can just tell he's full of mischief and she's saying "Oh, you!" And, in the second picture you can tell they're still great partners. How lucky for them--and for you as their daughter.

Ari_1965 said...

Beautiful photos. It's nice to see a wedding photo of a couple that doesn't have them posed facing each other and looking deeply into each other's eyes so that all you end up with is a nice shot of their ears and a lovely bouquet.

lisaschaos said...

Your mama, as a bride, looks like she has something up her sleeve! I love the look on her face!

my4kids said...

That is a great picture and good memories to share, my parents are kind of the same way. Daddy's a little crazy and mom keeps him in line

Aoj and The Lurchers said...

Aren't they a handsome couple!? It's so lovely to see such a happy marriage!

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