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Saturday, 9 April 2011

Sepia Saturday; Happiness;



   I like this photo of my mother and her first Love. It was probably 1930.
   This is not my father. My mother and this man were not allowed to be together. So, my mother left and
   went to Switzerland where she met my father and they married later.
   Sometimes she went back to her hometown and on the photos one can see when she met H. again, that
   they  still had a soft spot for each other.
   I think it would have been nice for her to marry her first love. Alas I would not be here then!



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Photo from my family archive.

22 comments:

  1. I can see why you like this photo of your mother and her first love, it is very special. It is sad that they couldn't be together but, as you say, she wouldn't have met your father and you wouldn't be here. Everything happens for a reason.

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  2. a lovely photo and thank you for sharing the story behind it, it's very touching.

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  3. It is said when people aren't allowed to choose their own friends and spouses.

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  4. Oh they do appear to be so much in love! Yes true if they had married you'd be half of something different than today! imagine that! Sometimes I know back then when people couldn't marry later in life they met again and if the timing was right...they could be together then! great post!

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  5. Look how they mirror each other -- such resonance.

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  6. It is a very touching photo, but I bet your Dad didn't like it. :>)

    Thanks so much for sharing this with us, and for the story.

    Happy Sepia Saturday,

    Kathy M.

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  7. a touching photo and tale; well you might have been here but in a different form if your mother had been with him; then again it likely was not the right time and place and so it goes.
    I adore the rose photo on your blog..

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  8. Sigh, they do look happy together.

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  9. Even if never together they'll forever be together in the photo which in itself is very nice.

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  10. Lovely photo, but who is that man with your mother? Be glad of your father, I'm sure you are. Bravo to you to post a picture like this.

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  11. Oregon gifts; I do not know if my father ever saw it. It was in a big old album.As a child I saw the album but I rarely looked at the pictures. it was sort of forgotten. when I was older in my teens I took out all the photos and replaced them in a newer album, I regret that now!

    Howard; Yes, I loved my father and he loved me!

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  12. Thank you for all the lovely comments.

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  13. Thankfully she did marry your father and have you :-) A very touching photo - you never forget your first love although he's rarely the one you grow old with! Jo

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  14. I wonder why they weren't allowed to be married. Did your grandparents think he was beneath her, or just didn't like him. Did your mother ever tell you the reason?
    Nancy
    http://ladiesofthegrove.blogspot.com/

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  15. Barbara and Nancy; It was my mother who told the story. Her stepmother had two sons, one married her sister, which her stepmother approved of. She did not like my mother so she did not want to see her married to one of her sons. She also had "earmarked" an other girl for her son. It was the way then. Later my mother and stepmother reconciled in a way I think, because she spend quite a bit of time with us. My mother and father were always nice to her.I knew her first son who married mums sister, my uncle Thomas well, he was very nice, a real gentleman. I corresponded with him until he died. I have never known the other son Hans who liked my mother.

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  16. E' sempre molto emozionante vedere le foto dei nostri cari al momento della loro gioventù.... un sottile attimo fuggente impresso in una foto per sempre !
    Buona giornata :)
    Myriam

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  17. Rührende Liebesgeschichte von damals liebe Titania. Die Liebe, die das Bild ausstrahlt, kann ich direkt fühlen. Ja so war das früher, da konnte man schwer dagegen angehen, so wie es heutzutage in anderen Ländern immer noch vorkommt, dass die Kinder nach dem Gusto der Eltern verheiratet werden, und nicht weil sich diese lieben.

    Einen guten Start in die neue Woche und liebe Grüsse
    Elfe

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  18. This sounds like those classic love story. Well, life has its way to trick us into things that we do not like at first but will eventually grow to like them.

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  19. How wonderful. I have a very similar photograph of my parents in almost exactly the same setting, I must try and post it on SS soon. Such a relaxed pose, thanks so much for sharing it.

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  20. T, such a beautiful photo. I love looking through the old family photos.. takes me back and tugs at my soul.

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  21. Hi Titania
    Happy Easter by Igor e Myriam :)

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  22. Horticultural greetings,

    This is to inform you that a relative, Isabel Sanchez, is moving to Australia to reside/work by the end of next month.

    I know her since she was two,it is a bright character, disconnected from nature, into banking, accountants and finance.

    I will provide her with your blog address, in case you later decide (or not to) to have some tea or one pint Harper's...

    Building fortreses and castles, still no brigges...AC

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