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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Are You Sure?

Since Marvin has been retired he has continued to sift through a lot of the pictures etc that we received when his mother passed away. He came across an old Epworth Methodist Church Diresctory and posted a few pictures on Facebook. Here is one of us that was added to the directory as many people in the church knew and remembered Marvin. The year was 1977.


Sorry for the picture quality...but that was us as newlyweds before we had children.  Amelia showed this picture to Landon and asked if he recognized this couple. Landon looked at it and shook his head. Amelia informed him that it was Grandpa and Nana. He then asked her, " Are you sure??" Marvin and I got a big laugh out of that one.

Of course we look different today and I am thankful for all the good years we have been blessed with in our marriage

Marvin also came across this picture of Amelia.

It makes me rather sad when I see pictures of my little ones. I guess I would like to go back for a little while and hold them on my lap and hug them and tell them I love them. When you are a young mom, time gets away from you!  I told Marvin that Amelia reminds me of our Elliott in this photograph. It is fun to see family resemblances pop up.

Thanks for indulging my walk down memory lane.  It has been hard going through all these things and having to let go of them because the younger generation is not interested in holding on to photographs.   I tend to be less attached to "things" but Marvin deep down is a sentimental fella!

9 comments:

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

I love both pictures and it is fun to go back and remember...brings up such sweet thoughts. Thanks for sharing with us.

Sandy said...

Landon was hilarious. Y'all are beautiful and Elliot does look like Amelia in that picture. My pictures and my cross stitch will have to be dealt with after I am gone by the kids. I am loving holding Tucker but I know what you mean. I would love to go back and hold my own for just a bit!

Robin in Virginia said...

Thank you for sharing the pictures from your past, Arlene! I loved Landon's comment. Enjoy your day!

Dianna said...

What precious treasures. I know what you mean about going through pics and seeing family resemblances. I loved Landon's response to Amelia showing him the picture of you and Marvin. Such a beautiful couple you made...both then and now!

Carol said...

Love the older photo of you and Marvin, Arlene! 1977 was the year we got married and I well remember those 3 piece suits that were in fashion then :) Looking through old photos makes me sad, too--especially those of my parents and grandparents in their younger days. Where have the years gone?!

Mary said...

You look like a young Amelia!!! Such a handsome couple!! Don't you just wonder where the years went?

Terri D said...

Oh my... so fun and please show us some more!! Landon's response gave me a giggle!

Mari said...

I love seeing these photos! Such a good looking couple and cute little Amelia!

RJ said...

LOL!!! Landon is so cute! Great photo of you and Marvin...loved it. And sweet Amelia...she is adorable. RJ