droppers in, it is good to be back and blogging again.
I'll come and visit you as soon as I have rested.
This young couple, some 52 years later has just
returned from a 1,000 + mile trip to celebrate
my brother-in-law's eightieth birthday.
It was a wonderful weekend with my sister who still
had a copy of this old photo of the two of us while we
were still courting. As you know, all our memorabilia
was lost in a fire more than a quarter of a century ago,
so it was doubly nice to see this and augment our
memories by sharing them.
About a week ago our elder brother would have had his
90th birthday had he lived. One day I will share his story
with you. At present if is still rather raw. His life was the
hardest and most tragic of anyone in our family. He was
the eldes and I the youngest, yet we were so very close.
It is hard to keep the tears back when I think of him.
My sister, as always, spoiled us rotten....her cooking is to
die for! Enough! I must have put on half a stone and
havn't looked like the above picture for years.
Welcome back, Arija. This photo is just delightful!! Look at the two of you, so fresh and in love! I feel a pang in the pit of my stomach every time I think of you losing everything in that dreadful fire.ReplyDelete
That is a very handsome couple.Glad you had a good time with family.Get rested and tell us more.ReplyDelete
What an astonishing glimpse of a tapestry of stories you create with this one posting. I look forward to hearing and seeing more. Welcome home.ReplyDelete
Hi Arija! Glad you are back! Some old photos bring back good and sad memories. The older we get the more complicated it is to deal with the past. You two look so wonderfully happy and full of anticipation of a great life together. You are a beautiful and handsome couple!ReplyDelete
I love the old picture! You guys look great in it.ReplyDelete
I am happy you had a good time with your sister! And what a wonderful photograph. Such relaxed, serene smiles on your faces. It is easy to see that both of you were certain about your love for one another. A marvelous thing to see.ReplyDelete
Arija, gorgeous. I have to tell you that my middle daughter Nadalene looks exactly like you here when she was about 17.ReplyDelete
You are gorgeous.
I am glad that you got to go away and have a wonderful time.
Your dear brother, I felt the love already when you wrote about him and I look forward to falling in love with him even more.
I am glad you are here too. Thank god.
Love Renee xoxo
Lovely couple, very much in love in those eyes!ReplyDelete
Oh, yes! Welcome back, Arija! I love your photo and what a handsome, beautiful couple you are. So glad you had a good time. I am so very sorry about your elder brother, I know the loss is very painful. I look forward to reading about him when you are ready to share the memories.ReplyDelete
Get some rest, enjoy the day/evening!
Photos from the past allow us to both remember and reminisce. They also give a glimpse to younger generations into the idea that those of us who seem old still have a spark of youth somewhere inside us! It's a wonderful picture of you and the Prof, Arija.ReplyDelete
Arija, you were beautiful and I can only assume that you still are, especially if you still have that winning smile! I know you have internal beauty because it shines out through your words and kindness. BTW, that's quite the handsome guy also! I hope you will tell us the story of your brother one day when you are ready.ReplyDelete
You two are a beautiful young couple. I know you will always be just that in your heart. I'm glad you had a nice trip.ReplyDelete
Glad you had such a lovely visit with your family.ReplyDelete
You two glow with joy. The beauty of your happiness shines through. That part doesn't change.ReplyDelete
Glad you had a nice visit. Welcome home.
Welcome back dearest Arija! How wonderful that your sister had a copy of this great memorable moment. The professor is very tall and handsome and you are so young and lovely. I love looking at old photographs, they are my favorites. These days we have digital photos and they get deleted. That was a long trip you took. Of course I missed you and there was something lacking in the blogs for me. Welcome back!ReplyDelete
A lovely, happy picture Arija and how lovely to find it. That fire must have been so awful - but you look so happy in the photograph you must be happy that you have each other - that's all that matters in the long run, isn't it.ReplyDelete
I am so happy for you that your sister was still in possession of this record of a sweet moment in your lives!ReplyDelete
I lost a brother and a sister when they were both still so very young. I looking forward to the moment when you are ready to tell us more about your brother.
Welcome home Arija, I am so glad you enjoyed your trip. I love the photo of you and your 'beau,' what a wonderfully precious memory.ReplyDelete
Such a wonderful photo~ Lovely that your sister brought it out for you. Sounds as though you journey was sweet, tender, fun, sad and yummy. So good to have you back.ReplyDelete
A beautiful posting which I really enjoyed reading.. I await your next posting now... :O)ReplyDelete
Your smiles ... so lovely... such a long time ago and still so fresh in your mind.. we store much up there don't we... and always a bit of room for one more thing!!!! the best to you my dear...ReplyDelete
Oh my, Arija. What a romantically beautiful couple. That is a treasure of a photograph. Your smile is so very beautiful. I'm sure it's still beautiful and warm today.ReplyDelete
I understand your heavy heart about your brother's birthday. I'm sure he felt an extra dose of your love on that day. My husband's birthday is this Sunday, and I have knots in my stomach.
Thank you for sharing those gorgeous photos from your trip. Such beautiful skies. 22,000!? Holy moly!
What a beautiful old photo! You two were so beautiful and I believe that you still make beautiful couple. This photo is a real treasure for you two. I am glad you had a wonderful time with your sister; lucky you to have her. I can completely understand your grief about the lost of your eldest brother. I too lost my brother 17 years ago. Some memories time cannot erase ever. One just learn how to live with it. (hug)ReplyDelete
i always feel amazed how love conquers all the adversities. I can feel how you are all so tight and loving of each other. That is the most precious gift a family can give each other.ReplyDelete
And no matter where your brother is, he knows he is LOVED, my dear.