26 August, 2011

Life Before...


I found recently found this before photo... (American Gothic, minus the pitch fork.)

...before we were married...
...before we were parents...
...before I made quilts...

Whatever did we DO
way back then?

Life is Good!


The photo is dated June 15, 1974.
We were visiting my husband's aunt and uncle on their farm, this was taken just before their daughter's wedding.
I remember making this dress, it was long (floor length) tan and pink voile, fully lined. Wow.

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23 comments:

lindsey said...

I love these old photo's. The dress looks lovely...full length is back!

You guys look great too!

Pat said...

You were, and always will be, a handsome couple. The dress is beautiful, and your husband (beau) is rockin' that tie!

quiltkeemosabe said...

Love it! I recognize your hubby, but you look so different!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

I'm sure the dress is lovely, but OH! those lapels!

Baby Steps said...

You need to put this picture beside a picture of the two of you from a wedding that occurred 30 years later!

Janet said...

Such a cute couple!

Ancestor Collector said...

I remember that couple!! :-) This was two weeks before I got married....such a long time ago. Curious though....your Honey looks like he's wearing his wedding ring. I do love the dress! :-)

Nane said...

I see you in that girl!

Barbara said...

You have good bone structure so you haven't changed significantly since then. What I love about photos this old is the 'untried' look most of us have - an open and innocent approach to life before the years showed us a few obstacles. It's a lovely photo.

Janet O. said...

I'm checking out the checkered jacket! Love it.
What a good-looking pair!

AnnieO said...

Great photo! I love that you recall the dress so well :) It's funny how long dresses cycle back around again in popularity!

LizA. said...

Just think of all the memories you've created since then. Thanx for sharing the "blast from the past".

Angie said...

What an absolutely PRECIOUS picture!! :)

Teresa said...

Ah, so pretty.

paula, the quilter said...

I like long dresses, always have. Back in the year of this photo, I wore those skirts made by opening a pair of jeans along the inseam and then inserting a gusset. I had quite a cottage industry going, because all my friends would bring their jeans around for me to make into skirts. Fun!

Salem Stitcher said...

Y'all were and are so cute!

phyzz said...

Oh, what a wonderful photo of you two! Here, I see resemblance between father and son....

FabricandFlowers said...

Your then boyfriend has Justin Beiber hair. Funny how things come around. Can you believe how much work we put into sewing clothes back then? I remember staying up late at night to make an outfit for the next day.

cindyquiltsOR said...

Ditto on all of the comments about the two of you.

My eye jumped to the 'wonderful' old building behind you. The walls look less than sturdy but ... look at the roof! Typical of old buildings here as well. The wind wouldn't blow it over because there was air flow thru the building!

Anne Heidi said...

Such a great photo!

Mama Spark said...

You are even more beautiful now! Thank you for sharing this wonderful photo.

bingo~bonnie said...

just 11 days before I was born! Beautiful dress. I can even make an apron or tote bag with out messing it up. My mom would be so disappointed b/c she won every 4H contest there was when it came to dress making.

Love from Indiana! ~bonnie

Jean said...

Funny how we "all" see different things in your picture. I graduated that year... a couple days b/4 it was taken... he looks somewhat like my DH whom I was to meet the next year in Japan! Wide lapels, thick longer hair (although my DH didn't have longer hair until "after" we got out of the Navy a few years later) and then I got married in a hmmmm was it a GunnySac Dress! I still have it! I suppose it might be worth something now again! Good memories!