Tuesday, August 1, 2017

AUGUST...the beginning of the end of Summer

"Yes, it's a wonderful day,
an August day,
the beginning of the end of summer."
Ann Batchelder
in Ladies' Home Journal
August 1950

August First is always a special day for me and my sisters.

This year it is even more special because it is our parents'

75th wedding anniversary.

Although our father is in his heavenly home now,

our mother is 92 years young.

And we all know that he is very real to her,

often has just stepped out of the room

or is working in his garden.

Happy Anniversary, dear Mama and Daddy!

We love you!


  1. Dewena, Your parents are a handsome couple. Blessings to all of you. xoxo, Susie
    p.s. touches my heart that your father's in his garden. :)

  2. Lovely pictures, Dewena. Best wishes!

  3. What a sweet love story, Dewena. ❤️

  4. What a cute couple. You are lucky to still have your mother yet. True love lasts. Let me know if your u are getting my comments now. Thanks.

  5. Awwww Dewena what a beautiful couple your parents are. Love that your mom still feels the presence of your dad. What a beautiful and long marriage they had. So sweet.

  6. Beautiful!
    Happy Memories today.
    xx oo

  7. Boy, that's a long time to be married! Your mother clearly has good genes.

  8. have you ever noticed that pictures of young couples in the 40's ... every one of them look as if they were film stars.
    they are simply very beautiful to look at!

    and then to know there are those fortunate enough to have such long and wonderful lives together. he came home safe. they worked hard and had beautiful children together. and the memories are shared now of good food and family ties. and their legacy is being carried on.

    and your little mama. being visited by your daddy who is as real to her as when he was here.
    and when she does get to join him for real it will be the sweetest reunion there is!
    until then ... she has the joy of knowing he's still right there... just out in the garden.
    I send you all my love darling sister mine.
    a beautiful post this is.

  9. Definitely a sweet love story! Thank you for sharing. I always love hearing about long, loving marriages.

    Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

  10. Your mama was a young bride. What a beautiful couple. Happy anniversary to your mother and father in heaven. xoxo

  11. What a sweet couple...they were both just lovely people. I am sure your mom misses her husband but I am glad she has you kids to comfort her and help her enjoy her memories. xo Diana

  12. I sincerely enjoy seeing pictures of your parents through the times in their lives, Dewena. Hurray for that long lasting love, and blessings to your dear Mom as she continues to thrive and give you joy.

    Jane xxx

  13. So sweet. Old love is the best love.

  14. Oh we each enjoyed our August One remembering and honoring our parents extra much! So wonderful that your Mama is thriving and bringing light into your life, just as you do hers!

  15. A sweet post, Dewena. I love the second picture of your mom and dad with the fireplace in the background. It looks just like my mom's. : )

    Happy August!

    love, ~Sheri

  16. A beautiful post with special memories and lovely photographs.
    My good wishes, and happy August too.

    All the best Jan

  17. sweet sweet pictures! A true love story......

  18. I am never sure my comments actually go through...sigh. Dewena, congratulations to your sweet parents...celebrating though apart.
    My parents celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary in October;
    what a great milestone!

  19. What a lovely way to bring in August 1st ... sweet memories and lovely photos.

    Wishing you a beautiful weekend...

  20. Such wonderful memories to share. Good looking garden picture with your parents. Stay cool and Happy Saturday.

  21. Happy August to you, too! Thank you for sharing this summer event that is so meaningful to your family. God bless your dear mother!

  22. Happy anniversary to a beautiful couple that produced beautiful daughters, a loving home and many, many happy years of sweet togetherness, filled with laughter and joy. How adoring of one another your parents were; so endearing to see such expressions in these lovely photos.

    May God keep your sweet mama well, my friend.

    Sending love,

  23. Happy Anniversary to them and all of you who joined the celebration :)

  24. Happy Anniversary to a beautiful couple! I love the pictures!

  25. I do so love family pictures. Both my grandfathers died long before my grandmothers, who never re-married. And though Daddy was nearly 10 years older than Mama, both lost their fathers when they were 21. My mama's father was killed in a hit and run when he was walking home from a tiny store near them. It happened 10 days before Christmas Day. Daddy's father had a quick moving cancer. These men both died at age 49! My daddy passed away when I was 21, leaving my mother to live 40 more years, never marrying again! Your parents look so dear and cute!

  26. What beautiful pictures of your darling parents! How wonderful that you still have your sweet mother with you! Happy 75th anniversary to them, and I can imagine that the love of her life is very near her in spirit. Enjoyed this lovely post today :)


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