Dan & Leona, 50 years of marriage

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on August 22, 2011

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My mother’s parents, Daniel and Leona, were married in 1939. This portrait was taken in 1989 to mark their 50th wedding anniversary. Isn’t it wonderful when we have special photos like this of the ones we love? I wish that my grandparents were around to ask them what 50 years of marriage is like, what it was like to be young newlyweds in 1939, and many more questions. Alas, I didn’t think about asking those types of questions when I was younger and they were alive.

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My maternal grandparents had this portrait taken in 1989, the year of their golden anniversary.

This layout is based on a sketch I found at the Artful Delight blog. It’s their August layout challenge sketch.

Are you fortunate enough to have your grandparents around? If so, I would like to gently nudge you to ask questions about their lives now.

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Leeanne August 23, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Beautiful LO! Love the pattern papers. Thank you for playing along with Artful Delight this month. :-)

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Janice Daquila-Pardo August 23, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Thanks, Leeanne. I enjoyed playing along! And your sketch was very nice to work with. Thanks for visiting and commenting. :-)

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Katie August 23, 2011 at 10:25 pm

This photo and layout reminds me of my grandparents. Coincidentally, both sets of my grandparents had kitchen wall paper reminiscent of the flower print paper you used. Thanks for sparking me to think of some very happy memories with them!

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Janice Daquila-Pardo August 23, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Oh, that’s cool, Katie. You know, I can still remember the rose wallpaper in my Nana and Papa’s upstairs guest room. I stared at it for many hours over the years when we spent nights at their house. You just don’t see a lot of wallpaper anymore, do you, but it really can spark memories of the people who chose it. :-)

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