Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Two Heads Are Better Than One

He is handsome, she is pretty,
She’s the girl of New York city.

Let them say what they will,

She will love Jesse still.

Froggie Would A-Courting Go
Journal of American Folklore

These are two of my favorite photographs of my Grandparents courting. They were so young and so adorable. They are not, however, alone. Just outside of this camera shot stand my Great Grandparents. They never let Lillian and Jesse be alone together while courting; they even traveled with them on their honeymoon tour. Once married, the newlyweds lived with my Great Grandparents for several years. That can not have been easy; fortunately my Great Grandparents loved Jesse. Everyone did.

What are they doing in the second photo, where they have their backs to us? Probably one of my Grandfather's photographic experiments. Notice how this experiment ended with his arm around my grandmother and hers around him. In a crowd - two heads are better than one!



Blogger Lidian said...

What wonderful photos! I can see why you treasure them; you can see how much your grandparents loved each other.

June 11, 2008 at 7:45 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Awww... what sweet photos. Young love is so special. It's a side we almost never get to see in our grandparents, unless we find photos like these. Thanks for sharing!

June 11, 2008 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Nikki - Notes of Life said...

Very sweet! Thank you for sharing the story and photos with us :)

June 11, 2008 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Tipper said...

They do look very happy. I love the picture of their backs-very neat. They even look happy in that one too.

June 14, 2008 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger JEWELGIRL said...

Happiness counts, and here they
look like they belong together,
you can see the stars in their
eyes for each other! Lovely photos!

June 15, 2008 at 6:05 PM  

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