It’s three years since he was demobbed but he’s still drifting and he knows it. As for her, he’ll do until either a better job or a better guy comes along. Right now the hot sun and the smell of popcorn and the raucous shouts of the crowd is enough for both of them. Later, they’ll go dancing and wake with the sour taste of too much whisky and too many cigarettes in their mouths.
Your grandfather is an incredibly handsome man! Great photograph and lovely to know that they went on to a long and happy relationship (after all, you don’t spend 64 years with someone unless you’re happy!).
When I saw them I thought ‘she’s not letting go of him!’. To me, her arm stretched back and holding him close in is letting the world know she’s keeping this one… Even though she looks relaxed otherwise. I’m so glad it turns out she did keep him. I’d feel that way too if I were in her shoes!
That’s lovely, Wyatt. Not many people get to celebrate that long marriage, based on their aging alone. What a great love they must share. I’m happy that you still have them.
It saddens me to see how many comments on photos here build stories based on negative values and unhappiness. Congratulations to you and your grandparents for demonstrating that love is the greater force at play.
Not what I see at all. This is a slick urban couple. Totally committed and comfortable. Just because they are sophisticated and sexy doesn’t mean they are some sort of degenerates. They are both equally gorgeous, and well matched. They do look like they know how to have fun, and smoking and drinking doesn’t seem out of the question, but with friends, and to celebrate life.
Oh well, I suppose what some people see says more about them then the picture and that explains Ms Rebecca.
They were more put together,I have pictures of my folks and people in my husband’s family ,they got dressed up to movies and bowling ,heels the whole nine yards.No one left the house in pajamas &slippers like now.
Hi Scott, in the past your vintage photos had brief descriptions of the people represented and the possible location, however your latest posts do not. Do you not have them for these? It makes it so interesting to speculate when we at least have the country of origin etc.
Whelp, I’ve got brief description and location for you: This was in Rockaway beach. They’re both native NYers; before they got together, she was a child beauty queen and he did a brief stint in the navy. They’re still happily married and have a handful of grandkids (one of which is me).
The photo is of my parents. It was taken just weeks after they met in the summer of 1949. Location is The Rockaways. They married a year later and are STILL happily married. My handsome dad is now 86. My beautiful mom will turn 88 this December. There are many more photos of them from that era. They are still a fabulous couple!
An amazing couple brimming with life who manages to be effortlessly so stylish, so hip, so cool, so in love… From what their grandkids and daughter have commented here they have been married (happily I hope) for 64 years now.
Dora, he is my father and my two sisters and I agree that he did not realize how handsome he was (and still is). He takes his beauty lightly and happily, and he’s delighted we’re all so proud of him and my beautiful mother.
Very sexy couple. Love the high waisted bottoms, the high cheekbones, and the totally comfortable way they are all over each other without being childish . Gotta dig that 40′sshaped hair too. Makes me wish i lived in a Noir movie.