|Dad in an ROTC uniform|
I never saw this picture until my parents were both dead. I wonder where they had hid it all their lives...when my family kept doing it's very conservative activities and denied that romance had once blossomed for these two people.
Imagine my surprise to see the caption my father wrote in this album from his youth. "Us Before Cupid" sounds like there was definitely something that changed from friendship into romance.
My parents went to the same high school, and both were in ROTC, marching around in the mid 30's. They married in 1937.
When as a teenager I tried to celebrate my parents anniversary and asked them to kiss, they refused. I never saw anything physical between them...no touches at all. They called each other "Honey" however.
So since my sister and I did exist, we figured out that our parents did something besides sleep in their double bed...which of course was totally yucky to consider. I think their dedication to their religion and perhaps raising us girls, not to mention they both worked full time and kept the household, took all the romance out of their lives. But who knows what was going on in their private lives. After all we lived with them in the very conservative 50s.
This is my Sepia Saturday contribution for this week.