Old Family Pictures

Ladydi Zone 7A NW BC Canada

Was hunting for a specific picture to send my son and found an old wedding picture (1945 in England) of my Mom & Dad's. My Dad is wearing a Canadian World War II Uniform. He brought my Mom over to Canada as a War bride. The stories the had ... smile.

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Ladydi Zone 7A NW BC Canada

Wasn't able to post a picture when I initially posted.

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Marilyn_Sue

How very nice.

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dedtired

What a treasure to have.

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Ladydi Zone 7A NW BC Canada

Yes, got a little 'choked' seeing that pucture at this time of year when so many memories resurface. My Mom lived right in downtown London and my Dad brought her over to live in rural Saskatchewan (Canada). She didn't do very well, especially when my father was up at 4 am and early to bed. She was left alone with her new Mother-In-Law who had very little sympathy for her & made her life pretty miserable. Thank God they relocated to British Columbia where I reside today.

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cherryfizz

A treasure to have. I have been going through old family pictures this week, many that are over 100 years old. I love old photos whether they belong to me or not.

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nickel_kg

Sweet picture and story. Perfect to send to your son and preserve a family memory for another generation.

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pudgeder

Lovely photo and good that you have the story behind!

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OutsidePlaying

What a great photo! It’s good you can pass the story and photo along to your son.

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Ava

Beautiful, just beautiful ...

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Alisande

Wonderful photo. A beautiful example of the people of that time.

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sableincal

What a handsome couple! Your beautiful mother looks like she just stepped out of one of those BBC series about the WW2 era! Her hat! Her shoes!

Do you know where they lived in Saskatchewan? My father was born in 1904 on a farm outside Langham, the nearest city being Saskatoon. It was wild and remote and cold. He eventually made it to Chicago!

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Ladydi Zone 7A NW BC Canada

Sableincal, my Father's parents lived in the hinterlands of the Battlefords which is a couple hrs from Saskatoon. I believe it was a hard life back in the 1940's as he talked alot about the depression. I believe that led to my Mom & Dad always being grateful for all they had even though they never achieved big riches.

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tami_ohio

Such a treasure! Beautiful looking couple.

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Louiseab Ibbotson

My grandparents were from Buchanan, Saskatchewan. My dad was born on the farm there.

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