It's Sepia Saturday again.
So let me introduce you to my parents.
Before they were my parents.
Since my father isn't wearing a wedding band,
I'm going to guess this was taken while they
were just dating or during their engagement.
Dad was too young to join the military
when World War Two broke out,
but as it was winding down he joined the Navy
and went to flight school. The whole shebang
was over soon after and he was sent back
to civilian life and went back to finish college.
They met in Eugene, Oregon
where he attended University of Oregon and
a small church college called Northwest Christian College.
My mom was a music major at N.C.C.
and my father was studying to become a minister.
They married before my mother graduated.
My dad went on to graduate school at Butler University
in Indiana and my mom worked "putting hubby through."
They were married for around twenty years
before parting company.
I'm not sure they were made for each other.
But still, I'm sure the decision to divorce was not made lightly,
given the stigma divorce still had in the late 60s,
especially for a minister.
A sad counterpoint to last week's
Valentine love story.
But weren't they a beautiful young couple?
I think my dad looks a lot like a young Jack Kennedy.
For other Sepia Saturday posts,
click here. (Thanks to Alan Burnett!)