A certain chemistry

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.

MD Engagement

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

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.

mom and dad with ice307

Dad’s graduation from college

Holidays at Granny's house

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.


Backyard, 1970s

Here’s a snapshot taken on a Vivitar 110 camera in about 1975. Still close and loving to each other.

50 some years on

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.

For more chemistry experiments, and probably some taken in a real laboratory, click over to Sepia Saturday. You will be happy you did!

I was working in the lab late one night…


23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Auntie Kat
    May 10, 2013 @ 23:16:25

    I’m partial to this couple also! Good chemistry Mom & Dad!


  2. lulubellelizLiz Needle
    May 11, 2013 @ 00:47:32

    What a lovely interpretation of the theme. I know just what you mean. My husband and I have just celebrated a very happy 51 years.


  3. Eugenia
    May 11, 2013 @ 05:02:18

    Their pictures do show their love. How wonderful that they were able to find each other and then to keep their love alive through the years.


  4. Bob Scotney
    May 11, 2013 @ 05:50:58

    I wonder what my wife’s reaction will be when I tell her about the chemistry between us (55 years married in August),.


  5. Sharon
    May 11, 2013 @ 06:22:09

    What a great twist on this weeks theme. This is great. Well Done.

    This is my favourite post this week.


  6. Kathy
    May 11, 2013 @ 07:04:34

    They do make a lovely couple – all through the years! They do look happy and loving. I like your take on chemistry.


  7. postcardy
    May 11, 2013 @ 09:11:50

    A nice variation on the chemistry theme. Your parents look very happy together.


  8. Deb Gould
    May 11, 2013 @ 09:29:47

    What a wonderful take on the chemistry class theme! Nice post indeed!


  9. Nigel Aspdin (Derby, UK)
    May 11, 2013 @ 09:53:52

    Perhaps you should ask them to publish the formula for us !!


  10. Mike Brubaker
    May 11, 2013 @ 11:59:29

    An artful spin on the theme. It’s always impressive when chemistry works as it should. The ingredients have to be measured so exact sometimes.


  11. Wendy
    May 11, 2013 @ 13:21:07

    A clever twist and timely too with Mother’s Day and an anniversary coming up. You deserve bonus points for this post.


  12. Karen S.
    May 12, 2013 @ 21:07:10

    These are all great photos, happy days! My favorite is the wedding get away!


  13. Far Side of Fifty
    May 13, 2013 @ 08:48:11

    How wonderful! 56 years is an accomplishment! Yes it is a team effort! I so enjoyed your old photos:)


  14. grammaa
    May 13, 2013 @ 15:50:55

    Actually it is 57 years in August. Steve and Kelly are celebration 25 years at the end of this month. Where does the time go????


  15. Tattered and Lost
    May 14, 2013 @ 17:10:55

    This was a lovely take on the theme. I especially love the one in the car with your mother’s gloved hand on the wheel. Beautiful couple.


  16. gluepot
    May 16, 2013 @ 18:34:07

    Great examples of products from a photo laboratory, and thanks for letting us know what cameras they came from. Like you, I was particularly enthralled with the colours in the slides. The graduation shot in particular is very striking.


  17. Hazel
    May 17, 2013 @ 00:35:10

    That’s a take of the theme that I entirely forgot but happy to find. Your parents are a beautiful couple, and by the photos you showed their chemistry looks to me like it’s made in heaven.


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