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Mama and Daddy 1943 - the People I Love the Most

These are the people I love best - my Mama and my Daddy. Of course, I didn't take this picture - I restored it - sort of.

Daddy was 21 and in the ...
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These are the people I love best - my Mama and my Daddy. Of course, I didn't take this picture - I restored it - sort of.

Daddy was 21 and in the Army, shipping off for Europe soon. Later he would be in the secret services for the US Army. Mama was his 16 year old girl friend he would come back and marry in 1946.

He was captured after being seriously wounded and taken to a POW camp in Germany, escaped, got to the Allies in France. He spent a year in a hospital in France, and several more months in a hospital in the States. He was a highly decorated soldier by both the US and France.

Daddy died in 1997. Mama left us to join the love of her life March 18, 2014.

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lindawilkinswilson
 
lindawilkinswilson February 12, 2014
precious memories
planetmiko
 
planetmiko February 12, 2014
Thank you for sharing! Amazing love story...and very special image of the two of them together! Such a great looking couple:)
Blue-Maddness PRO
 
Blue-Maddness February 12, 2014
A beautiful moment frozen in time. Thanks for sharing!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 February 12, 2014
Very nice photo !!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 February 13, 2014
voted
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis February 14, 2014
What a lovely portrait Gracie I have a similar one of my parents, same story when my father returned from the war they married on Valentines Day 1946! After meeting before the war and writing to each other throughout the war years. Thanks for bringing back some of my own memories by sharing :-)
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 February 15, 2014
Thanks for sharing this precious part of your life with us Gracie .. best wishes to both you and your mum ..
robhansen
 
robhansen February 15, 2014
A Beautiful Tribute to Your families history. Prayers to You and them.
Flosno
 
Flosno February 16, 2014
voted
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 February 16, 2014
Voted!
jamesvcase
 
jamesvcase February 16, 2014
V O T E D !!!!!!
Tomek PRO
 
Tomek February 17, 2014
cool and emotional edit! Good choice for flags contest, think about it!
Tomek PRO
 
Tomek February 17, 2014
and voted in this contest. :)
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 February 17, 2014
Great job on this restoration Gracie. Voted!
Elyzabeth PRO
 
Elyzabeth February 21, 2014
Beautiful photo Gracie xoxo
mountainman70 PRO+
 
mountainman70 February 21, 2014
voted - good luck
Elyzabeth PRO
 
Elyzabeth February 22, 2014
VOTED Dahlink!
Snappin-shots
 
Snappin-shots February 22, 2014
What an amazing story and photo!! Voted!! :)
kathleenweetman
 
kathleenweetman February 24, 2014
Wonderful story.Such a great image .Hus to you....voted
AndreaE
 
AndreaE February 25, 2014
Beautiful portrait..thank you for sharing and a beautiful story! Prayers and best wishes for your mom!
AndreaE
 
AndreaE February 25, 2014
Voted!! :)
Karine
 
Karine February 26, 2014
very sad but nice story of love and life! My family on both sides - Mum and Dad know what war is like. We have lost lots of members of family, including my granddad (mum's father) and 16 members of my grandmother's family in Ukraine. My mum herself was 8 and miraculously survived bombarding and escape from nazie invaders in Odessa. You have very nice parents! You can see mine on my family group portrait in my gallery.
AshThomson PRO+
 
AshThomson March 30, 2014
Great shot!
Flosno
 
Flosno April 08, 2014
nice entry,...voted
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 April 08, 2014
Voted .. great entry
robhansen
 
robhansen April 09, 2014
voted Beautiful couple!!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots April 09, 2014
What a beautiful story and couple! So sorry for your loss. Voted.
Elyzabeth PRO
 
Elyzabeth April 09, 2014
Voted!
Royfir
 
Royfir April 09, 2014
Wow!
AndreaE
 
AndreaE April 10, 2014
What a beautiful picture..you did an awesome job on the restore!! :)) A true love story!
AndreaE
 
AndreaE April 10, 2014
Voted!! :)
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 April 10, 2014
voted
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 April 13, 2014
Voted again !
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 April 16, 2014
Voted .. visual stories
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis April 17, 2014
Voted:-)
Elyzabeth PRO
 
Elyzabeth April 18, 2014
Voted!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 April 18, 2014
Voted again !
isabellev
 
isabellev April 21, 2014
Outstanding and so special....voted:)
Elyzabeth PRO
 
Elyzabeth April 24, 2014
Voted in Flags. I love this one.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 April 24, 2014
voted again for visual stories
HelenRea PRO+
 
HelenRea May 02, 2014
Sorry for your loss Gracie...wonderful image, great restoration! Good looking couple too! :) x
kathleenweetman
 
kathleenweetman May 06, 2014
I love both the story and the wonderful shot....voted Hugs to you Gracie...
wonderwoman627
 
wonderwoman627 May 06, 2014
Wow, what a special photo so glad you could use it for the flags contest. voted!
spacenut
 
spacenut September 19, 2014
Gracie this is such a beautiful photo.
kathleenweetman
 
kathleenweetman September 25, 2014
Gracie...this is fabulous.......your parents look just wonderful here.....Your dads eyes so strong...your mum looks shy here...I love it...Voted KATHLEEN
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 September 26, 2014
Lovely portrait, voted Soldiers
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 September 27, 2014
voted
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank September 28, 2014
Had to vote for this. Your Dad and my Dad, part of the greatest generation. Too bad the young of today can't be the same.
Marston
 
Marston September 30, 2014
Beautiful restored photograph, amplified by your story.
Marston
 
Marston September 30, 2014
I've voted all the photos I like, including this one twice.
Elyzabeth PRO
 
Elyzabeth October 03, 2014
Voted 300 Soldiers my sweet liebling!
robhansen
 
robhansen October 03, 2014
Wonderful image!! voted
carlosramos
 
carlosramos October 03, 2014
300 soldiers, voted. By the way excellent portraiture !
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 October 06, 2014
voted!
malread PRO+
 
malread October 06, 2014
Beautiful voted.
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis October 07, 2014
Voted 300 Soldiers:-)
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 October 10, 2014
voted .. 300 soldiers
mariajakab
 
mariajakab October 11, 2014
Beautiful ..... voted! :)
Pablo-Klik PRO
 
Pablo-Klik October 19, 2014
magnifica
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle March 20, 2015
Wonderful story - voted
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 March 20, 2015
Voted My Hero
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 March 25, 2015
When i look at both of them you copied a lot on your father side. Voted My hero!
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank March 27, 2015
Voted My Hero.....
Elyzabeth PRO
 
Elyzabeth March 30, 2015
Voted My Hero for this heart touching piece of art and life :)
malread PRO+
 
malread March 30, 2015
Voted.
kathleenweetman
 
kathleenweetman March 31, 2015
Voted in My HERO.....SO LOVELY..K
clownsonvelvet PRO
 
clownsonvelvet May 15, 2015
Good looking folks! Love the eyes!
tongant PRO+
 
tongant January 17, 2016
Great photograph Gracie!! A lovely story of your father, he was one of many heroes during war. Nice to think of them re-united.
rosaposa PRO+
 
rosaposa February 17, 2016
Beautiful photo, beautiful story. Thank you for sharing.
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita August 21, 2016
great job on restoring this beautiful photo. Love their story too.