Thursday, June 24, 2010

Love Is A Many Splendored Thing ~ Through The Years!

George & Ruth
May 24, 1947

My parents were introduced to each other by my mother's older sister Alyce. They fell in love immediately. My mother lived in Fresno and my father in San francisco which is about 175 miles. Back then that was really a long distance relationship. I never realized how romantic my father was until I found a love letter he wrote to her. He told her how much he loved her over and over and how much his parents loved her. That was really important in those days to be accepted by the parents. They were married in San Francisco, California at my grandparent's home after only a three month courtship. When my father passed way in 1998 they were just two months shy of 51 years.


  1. Sniff! Beautiful my friend. I hope one day when I'm gone and my children find the love letters I wrote to their daddy they will KNOW by reading my own words how much I LOVED their father.

    The pics of your kiddos are equally beautiful.

    Thank you for sharing.


  2. What a legacy to leave for their children---a long and committed marriage. My parents celebrated their 51st earlier this year, and both sets of my grandparents made it at least 50 years before one of them passed away. In this day of broken marriages, it's such a blessing to come from a lineage like yours...and mine.

    Lovely photo collage. Thank you for sharing.

    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

  3. Beautiful wedding photo mosaics...I can imagine how fun it was for you to put these together and how it must have felt for you to take a trip down memory lane too...thanks for sharing this very special part of your life :) I love the choice of songs you put with your post too and oh the love story of your parents is precious!
    Big Hugs,

  4. Denise, such a wonderful romantic post about your parent's love story! Love the music. The collage is wonderful. Your parents were such a handsome couple ~ they truly look like movie stars in those pics. Love your mother's dress and headpiece and your dad's wide lapels! Do you have their wedding cake topper? How special that they were allowed to share 51+ years together! And that love letter is just the icing on the cake ~ how wonderful to have that as a special keepsake.

    Thanks so much for joining the WEDDING BLOG PARTY!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  5. Hi Denise,
    What a lovely couple your parents made! Loved the music! All your wedding posts are wonderful with wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing and for your visit leaving your nice comment.


  6. The photo's are beautiful and to be treasured! That's the sad part about email these days, handwritten love letters don't exist as much anymore. My husband (he's #2 but my forever man) wrote out everything he wanted to say when he proposed to me but he got so nervous that he forgot it all. So he gave me the paper it was written on and it's so beautiful, I'll keep it forever!

  7. I loved this story. And the photos are fabulous too.

  8. Beautiful photos and post love letters are so rare..a treasure.

  9. Hello, Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Thank you for sharing your lovely story. Such sweet memories. Loved all your pics, your parents were such a beautiful couple. Collages were very nice too, my slow internet would not play the video. LOL
    Blessings, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  10. Denise, this post is so touching. I love very sweet!

    Hugs, Barb ♥

  11. Denise,
    I am sitting at my desk bawling like a baby. I have just today discovered your delightful blog and I am becoming a follower immediately. Oh, you have so touched my heart.

    I am in awe of your photos, your comments, and your delightful sidebar Madame Alexander dolls. I love them also.

    Thank you so much for blessing me today and reminding me that true love still exists in the world.

    In Grace,

  12. What a perfect couple. I love love love your mother's head piece, she looks beautiful. What a tribute to two people in love.
    Thankyou for visiting today on my blog. I so appreciate your comments, Char

  13. So beautiful!!!
    If you find a way to resume tole painting please share with me...I also burned out and want to go back but just can't make myself!!!

  14. What a lovely post and what a beautiful couple your parents were!

  15. A lovely tribute to your parents!

  16. Awwww Denise what a sweet tribute to your parents love!! Your mosaic is so pretty and I see the love letter! Isn't that an amazing find and I bet you get goosebumps reading it!
    I thought Dave and I had a whirlwind romance - met in January and married in July same year :-) BUT your parents had us beat!! When you know its right you just KNOW its right!!
    Thank you for sharing their special day!!
    Hugs and SMiles,