the way they were

Today, June 16th, would have been my late parents 65th wedding anniversary.

The top photo was taken the weekend they met (at another couple's wedding)

I took the photo of them with their 50th wedding anniversary cake.

There's a bride & groom on top because Mom told me
they didn't have a wedding cake at their wedding reception.

She never had a bride & groom keepsake.
I bought the happy little couple at a cookware shop;
it still sits where Mom put it
on a shelf in her beloved breakfront.