This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt shows young men in a chemistry lab. Hrm. That was tough for me, so I went again with using the idea but taking it in another direction. Chemistry is often the word invoked when a pair of people work well together, are attracted to one another, or otherwise cannot stay away from each other. Sometimes the chemistry is explosive and others it burns slow and long. My favorite couple (my parents) have that chemistry that lasts.
56 57 years to be exact.
Engagement – 1956
This is a snapshot on a Brownie, taken in the back yard of my grandparents house on West 9th Street, Erie PA.
Wedding get away
This photo was taken just as they were driving away from the church on their wedding day in 1956. I just love the bright eyes and joy on their faces.
Dad’s graduation from college
Holidays at Granny’s house
These two are Kodak slides. The colors are incredible! You can see how much in love they are, always close to each other.
Here’s a snapshot taken on a Vivitar 110 camera in about 1975. Still close and loving to each other.
50 some years on
Fast forward 25 years, I won’t bore you with the 80s lol. While this photo was taken a couple years ago, it is a nice, recent photo I have of them, and darned if they aren’t still cute together! This August will be their 56th wedding anniversary, and they are still in love. I wish more couples worked on their marriages, making them last, making the compromises that keep them going, keep working on the chemistry. The slow burn is really the way to go on this one.
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I was working in the lab late one night…