There is something special about people in formal wear, or dressed nicely for a special occasion. This Sepia Saturday has us looking at men in ties, but I knew this grouping of photos from my family collection would be quite nice to feature.
This is the H. A. Nunn family, sometime in the 1950s. My dad thinks they were dressed up for a wedding. I have shown you my grandfather Horace, my grandmother Hennie, Dad of course, and even Uncle Pete. One of these days I will share some of the great photos of Aunt Ginny that I have. Ginny and my mother were friends at college when Ginny introduced her to Bert, my dad. History shows it was love at first sight and they have been together ever since. Horace and Hennie were married in the 1920s and were together until his death in 1968. Ginny and her husband Bill have been married a year longer than my folks, and Peter and Ruth have been married a couple years less than them. I guess we have good marriages in our family!
If this is the suit I am thinking of, my Dad had the coat when he and my mother married. A year or two later they were going to a party and she had to convert the jacket to single breasted because he enjoyed her cooking so much.
I love the long, formal dress Ginny is wearing. It is really a lost art, the wearing of a long dress. Girls don’t know how to move in skirts that go below their knees, let alone to the floor. Even prom dresses are getting shorter and shorter, with long dresses being the exception, not the rule.
I’m not sure why I don’t have a shot like this of Pete. Maybe one of his kids took it before me, heh.
I will send you off with a song….
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