June 1, 2012
Retro Friday, Meet the Parents
My parents met in Panama when my dad was stationed in the Canal Zone. My mom was 20 in this photo and my dad was 22. When I look at them in this picture, they seem older to me, but I think it is because they are my parents. I love how styling they look :)
I want to do a post on each of them separately, so I won't go into their individual stories on this post. I'm foggy on how they actually met, I believe it was through friends. I do know that when they first started dating they had to have a chaperone. Can you even imagine that? I really wish I had a photo of their wedding in my possession, but alas, they are at my mom's house. Her dress was gorgeous, and designed and made by her stepmother. When they moved to the States eventually, her dress was stolen while it was being shipped back with some of their things. There was no way though that I would ever fit into it, as I believe she was rail thin at 85 or so lbs!
If I remember the story correctly, after they got married, they came to L.A. for their honeymoon, and to visit with my grandparents, who lived in Santa Monica at the time. They also had another small ceremony, since my grandparents were unable to attend the big wedding in Panama.
Unfortunately my parents divorced when I was nine or so. Looking back now as an adult I can understand more clearly that they were like oil and water, and their goals for life were so different. Of course I don't know all the complexities of what went wrong in their relationship, but knowing them today, I can't picture them together. They stayed married for close to 11 years though, so they gave it a good try.
Like everyone, they have their own stories, so when I do their posts, I will go more into who they are.
I thought I'd at least introduce them though.
Happy Friday to everyone!!!