52 Photos Week 7: Sweethearts

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asked in The Tree House by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
reshown by Eowyn Langholf

Me and my sweetheart 40 years ago and still together. Four children and 3 (nearly four) Grandchildren

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My grandparents, the new Mr. and Mrs. Victor Stromsted, on their wedding day in 1931 (she hand-tinted the photo and always had a talent for art, taking up oil painting later in life).  They were happily married for 51 years and (for him, at least), it was love at first sight-they met on a bus near St. Paul, which my grandpa wrote about in his diary.  What he didn't know was that she gave him a pseudonym she made up on the spot, not wanting to share her real name with a stranger.  She finally trusted him enough with her real name, Helen Mampel, as opposed to Cynthia Courtleigh.  Just coming up with that name at that moment was the mark of a creative mind.  

answered by K. Anonymous G2G6 Mach 3 (39.6k points)
Your grandmother did a great job tinting the picture.

I love her dress and his suit. I would never be able to come up with Cynthia Courtleigh. I have always heard when people come up with a spur of the moment name, it usually starts with the first letter of one of their real names. She was real good.
She really was a talented artist-a talent I unfortunately did not inherit.
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My great-grandparents, Ben and Mabel (Bennett) Mounts, were married by a justice of the peace in Olathe, Kansas in 1915. I don't know why they chose a courthouse wedding and not a church wedding, but they were married 58 years, until Mabel's death in 1973.

They were friends and partners. My grandpa wrote about, "They talked everything out together and did nothing of importance until both of them were in complete agreement."

Mabel kept a travel journal, and she wrote about one day of a vacation when Ben wasn't feeling well, so she went out exploring on her own. She missed Ben. She wrote, "To me there is so much of interest there to see and to do, and the things I saw alone were only half enjoyed."

answered by Jessica Hammond G2G6 (6.5k points)
How interesting that your grandmother kept a journal. I hope that you are the one that was the received it.

Thanks for sharing.
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My grandparents probably around the time they married. They were married by a justice of the peace on my grandfather's 21st birthday, as his parents did not approve of the marriage. My grandmother was 18 at the time.

Funny how they didn't approve of the marriage of their youngest son. His parents were disowned by her NY high-society family when they were married (because they disapproved of him marrying the son of poor Irish immigrants). When Matthew wanted to marry the daughter of poor German immigrants, they disapproved. Matthew had served in WW1 at age 16 and became a Police Officer and volunteer fireman. He died in a swimming accident about 7 years after this picture was taken when his wife was pregnant with their 3rd child.

This is one of the few photos of the two lovebirds together, it's actually possible this was taken the day of their wedding.

answered by Karen Fuller G2G6 Mach 1 (12.6k points)
I love this picture. I have seen other pictures around this timeframe and the women seem to love the long cardigans. They are almost like the lettermen sweaters that we, as girls got to wear in high school.
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My great grandmother Anna Whitman and an unidentified friend taken around 1917 - they were evidently platonic sweethearts:

answered by Brian Lamothe G2G6 Mach 1 (12.4k points)
Cute picture. Thank you for sharing.
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Here are my parents, artists Richard and Jean Erdoes, on a romantic holiday to the Virgin Islands before they were married, probably in the late 1940s.  They were married for 53 years. <3

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answered by Jaki Erdoes G2G6 (9.2k points)
Great picture of your parents. Looks like they had an admirer.

Thanks for sharing.
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My maternal grandparents and great grandparents. You could tell how much they were in love just spending time with them. Both made the 50 years married. Both grandmothers lost their husbands and went on to remain loving matriarchs of their families.

1907 shortly after being married they get a puppy! Charles William Simon (Simon-3169) and Mary Emily (West) Simon (West-12939) 

Sorry to say I do not know the adorable puppies name

Wedding Day! 14 Apr 1932.Cletus Augustus Hunt Sr (Hunt-13293) and Catherine Mary (Simon) Hunt (Simon-3168)

answered by Louise Halpin G2G6 Mach 2 (27.8k points)
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Henry Rominger and wife500px-52_Photos_Week_7_Sweethearts-12.jpg

answered by Linda Barnett G2G6 Pilot (279k points)

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