This photo is of my great grandfather (Joseph Brown) and great grandmother (Jenny Smith), married June 29, 1900. My parents married on June 29, 1946. Joseph and Jenny had 11 children, and Jenny died at age 37.
Jenny Smith’s parents (Emma Cooper and Sam Smith) were married in 1870.
This photo is a Jenny Smith’s Cooper grandparents (photo may have been taken at the 1870 wedding of their daughter, Emma Cooper).
My grandmother, Gladys, is on the far left in this photo below.
Gladys and Paul Carlson were married June 29, 1932 (second marriage for her).
And my parents were engaged on June 29, 1946 and married September 29, 1946.
And then this happened.
And yes, it got down to -40° that night. Good thing we got married at 1 PM, it was 10° above zero!
And our younger son …
met this beautiful lady.
And together they have five children. Is that why he is sleeping at work?
She is more than a DIL to us, she is like our own daughter. Love her so much, just as we love our sons, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Love is the story of our family.