Today is my first time to participate in this event. I love history and genealogy and family photos, mine or those that belong to others. I am so excited about being included! So, here's my first submission:
This was taken on August 4, 1974. It is a picture of me and Terry. I was all of 16 at the time and so absolutely in love with this man! Momma took this picture in their yard on this Saturday afternoon. We were out doing a family barbecue and Momma wanted to take a picture.
The quality of the picture isn't great, but I love it. Terry had just gotten a hair cut because that was always a bone of contention between my parents and him. He didn't want to take the time to go the barber shop or beauty shop, so he just let his Mom cut it at home. She honestly put a bowl over his head and cut his hair! He was so upset and NEVER let that happen again!
I have always been a very fair-skinned person. Sun only burns me so I've tried not to overexpose myself since I was a teen. You can see that I'm so white here the sun glares off my skin! Can you believe I thought I was fat then?! I look at myself then and now and I think "What was I thinkin?!"
Those were such wonderful times. We were young and in love and thought we had the world by the tail! We were already engaged at the time this picture was taken. Momma was none to happy about it, but she did not try to stop us.
Everyone told us we were too young, that it was just puppy love or infatuation, that it would never last. Well, I guess they were wrong! We married on June 14, 1975 and were still very happily married on the morning the Lord called him home on January 26 of this year. From the time we started dating until the day Terry went home was almost 36 years. I'd say it was real!
Thank you for stopping by to visit me today and sharing my memory. Be sure to go by Deborah's place and find more Favorite Family Fotos to view!