Monday, January 25, 2010

Grandparents

While talking with an uncle and his wife at this weekend's memorial service, the subject came up as to how few photographs there are of Mom's side of the family. During this conversation I mentioned that I had never seen a picture of Grandpa Larson. "You don't have a photo of him?" My uncle asked. "Nope. Mom only remembered seeing two, one of Grandma and Grandpa together, and one of Grandpa in his Coast Guard uniform, but had no idea what became of them." "Just a minute," he said, and disappeared out the door. A few minutes later he returned and handed me the following photo. It seems my aunt was recently going through some things and happened upon this picture, which my uncle didn't remember having. He had it blown up to 8x10 and had multiple copies made to share with family. He believes it was taken on their wedding day. This is without a doubt one of the greatest gifts I have ever received.


Kenneth and Marie (Wagner) Larson, WWII





6 comments:

Kaye said...

A beautiful photo and definitely a treasure!

Alice Audrey said...

It's as if both pictures described came together.

Heather said...

Thanks, Kaye!

Alice, there actually is another photo of Grandpa in his uniform. Apparently my cousin Angela now has it. When she offered to make a copy for Baby Sister, she declined the offer and I forgot to ask A about it Saturday.

Jana said...

What a treasure! :)

stacybuckeye said...

Wonderful story and photo. When I was home last I spent an hour looking through old photo books with my grandmother. It meant so much to her and to me.

Alice Audrey said...

It's like playing hide and seek with ghosts.