1963

Monday, May 16, 2011

I have to show you my grandma and grandpa {Doyle & Mary Lou} - it was their 47th wedding anniversary a couple days ago - so happy anniversary! (my grandma reads which is why I try to keep the sex drugs and rock n' roll to a minimum).

This picture was taken at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago in September of 1963 - it was the night before my grandpa went to the army.  My grandma told me the other day that Tony Bennett played that night and he sang I Left My Heart in San Francisco. This picture is like something out of the movies to me, even those guys in the background are awesome looking (very chicago i think)

Anyway, they are the coolest. They even skype with me. And IM.  

P.S. My favorite story is that my grandpa told my grandma in the third that he was going to marry her someday! (I think he passed a note!)

p.s.s (Isn't it weird that our grandkids someday are going to have a million pictures of us available?)

114 comments:

Nikki said...

I love your Grandpa's glasses. So classy! Adorable story, guess everyone should take those 3rd grade crushes a little more seriously.

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Such a lovely story of your. She looks so elegant. And what a grand anniversary too especially when most marriage ends around the Ten year mark;-)

Gawgus things... said...

What a gorgeous photo! Such a lovely story of them :) xxx

sami chu. said...

um, this is adorable. so jealous your grandparents are online!

xo
sami

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

They are so lovely! I love how elegant they are :) And what a cute story!

Josie said...

They're SO elegant -- what a great photo and an amazing story.
xo Josie
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E said...

I love old family pictures. And to have them in digital form is even better. Thanks for keeping the blog Grandma appropriate. :)

Ann Nichols said...

What a lovely couple! How blessed you are to have them in your life!
Blessings to them and you!
Ann

Monica @ bohemian twilight said...

so cool! how great to have this photo of them. they appear really relaxed with each other.

Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] said...

What a sweet picture! And I love their story. I wish my grandparents skyped with me!

marissa said...

this is SO pricelessly awesome.
i treasure a similar photo of my grandparents out to dinner at a country club in the 70's.
the sartorialist is doing a vintage photo series - you should totally send this in! they are gorgeous!

{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Beautiful! Love pictures like this one. Your grandparents truly sound amazing! Cherish them...even though they are far far away! :)

xoxo

Imogen said...

Happy anniversary to your grandparents. I just love looking at old family photos especially to see how young and beautiful everyone looked.

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, that is so sweet --that story of how he'd told her that he was going to marry her one day! :)

Happy anniversary to your grandparents!

Louise said...

Oh, wow! They look so chic! Yes, shame that our grandkids will just get photos of us drunkenly holding cameras up to our myspace-faces...

Sara said...

Yay for love stories! Great photo. I like the guys in the back ground too.

@Louise - Funny!!!

Pixie said...

Oh I adore photos like these. So romantic and great for the younger generation to dwell over. I wish both my grandparents had photos taken but neither couple ever did.

Diana Mieczan said...

That is such an awesome photo. I love looking at old family photos and the story is so lovely:) Have a great day, sweetie
Kisses

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Cara said...

So cute!

ellie said...

How sweet! Great photo.

ivy's closet said...

What a wonderful post! Love this.

Vanilla - notes from my closet said...

This is such a lovely story :) It's so great to hear about marriages that last :)

Love, Vanilla

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Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

It's so cool that your grandparents use skype! I was wondering about our grandchildren looking at our pictures one day too- would they find our time interesting as we thought of our grandparents' time...

Jenny said...

They are too cute! I love old pictures.

Katie said...

I love that they skype with you. So cute!

Annie said...

awww I just love stories (AND pictures) like this :) they look and sound like a perfect pair!

polkadotpeticoat said...

What a great picture she looks like Dinah Shore!
I hope I spelled that right, how cute are they!

thais. said...

what a special celebration and photo! congrats to them - 47 years is for sure a victory!

Kelly said...

what a great picture! and a wonderful story as well!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Awe they are the coolest!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Teenage Bride said...

why are pictures from that time so much better than they are now

Carly said...

They SKYPE...omg..I haven't even conquered skype yet..impressive and oh so adorable.
What a great shot...beautiful moment in history.
C

whitney johnson said...

AWESOME photo! and also i've been meaning to tell you that i really love your new-ish header! :)

style'n said...

I just looking at old photos...beautiful

SoapyMermaid said...

Firstly I thought this photo was from a movie! Your grand parents look adorable. I skype with mine too ;)

Blicious said...

Love love love this photo!! so amazing!

xoxo
b

Felicia said...

Happy anniversary to your grandparents. What a sweet photo! :)

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

i love old photos. they sound cool!

Ola said...

When I see such pictures from the past, I always wonder how the people used to be so elegant!

andrea despot said...

they look so chic! something about old photographs always looks better than snapshots today. i feel like when i'm a grandma, pictures of me won't look nearly as chic as the ones of my grandparents when they were young.

modanista junkie said...

Awe this is too cute!!! What a lovely photo.


p.s. I'm hosting a fabulous giveaway! :)

xoxo,
Mel

Evie said...

I love, love, love these kinds of photos/stories! Just stumbled onto your blog!

jamie said...

oh this is so sweet <3 HUGE SHOUT OUT TO GRANDMA AND GRANDPA!

Mo Pie, Please said...

How amazing! Happy anniversary to your grandparents - such a lovely couple! This picture really looks like you got it from the archives of LIfe Magazine or something!

a woman's right to shoes said...

What a lovely story! And the picture of the two of them is simply fantastic. Happy anniversary to them =)

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Ninjagaiden78 said...

They look wonderful.
I like how you posted a pic of your family.

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'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

in the end
the only thing
that truly count/s
is/are
our relationships
you are lucky
here's to grandparents
and love LOVE
x
...

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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Adorable!!! Happy Anniversary to them :) xoxo

Des said...

Great photo. Those guys in the background have a definite sixties "Mad Men" vibe to them.

It's great to see grandparents when they were young. It reminds us that they were just like us when they were young.

jamie said...

ok DUH, why didnt i think of that? start buying small things now and along the way :) you know, the cool thing about the dollar stores in my area is that you can order things in bulk! like vases, dinnerware, etc.. so thank goodness i can rely on them for some inexpensive accessories :) and THANK GOODNESS i got the coolest fucking readers like you to give me the most obvious idea(s) ;) muah!

Hollie said...

is this the same set of grandparents that made the lady gaga joke? If so, I love them. :] haha! I love that they skype with you. So cute!

Gloria said...

Happy 47th (wow) to your sweet grandparents! I love that they're all tech-savvy :-) Hope I'm as hip as them when I'm older!

Diana said...

Happy happy anniversary! They look so classy! I'm just gonna give my grandkids any old pictures I like. They won't know it's not me! Maybe I'll give them this one and say it's me. And I'll say "look how cool we were back then, and my hair was blonde". Kids believe anything grandparents say. Yeah, because I'll tell them that in the olden days cameras worked differently or something.

Diana said...

aww!! They are so sweet! Congrats to them on their amazing anniversary! I love old, vintage photos! I love that you posted this! <3

katie said...

aw so cute! they are such an adorable couple. i love having family photos like this.

this free bird said...

Okay Krystal this is the coolest picture. I'm kind of over the moon for it! And they skype and IM you?? You're so lucky.

xo,
C

seesaw designs said...

aww, they're adorable! then and now (she reads your blog? how darling is that). happy anniversary to them! oh and yes it's so weird to think that our children/grandchildren will have so many photos of us... unless the internet explodes, of course :)

Fashion Tales.... said...

What a beautiful photo of your lovely grandparents.You're right, it really is like... "something out of the movies." -xxoo
Madison of FASHION TALES

pop pop portraits said...

So very dapper! I love stories of grandmas and grandpas. Thanks for sharing x

Oh to Be a Muse said...

oh i love this so much. black and white photos are too awesome. it is very 1960s, chicago style. and your grandparents are too cute. i can't believe that one day my grandkids will have a ton of photos of me--but i suppose it's bound to happen!

Signe said...

Naaaw, they are just the cutest! I just love old b&w images like this :)

Julie said...

That's really beautiful...I hope for a long romantic marriage like that for myself! It's so crazy how the times have changed, it's really an amazing photo and so wonderful that you have it to share!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

OK seriously, they are adorable! Exactly what you'd think of a picture from the early 60s to look like! And they IM and Skype with you? How cool are they?! My mom barely knows how to turn a computer on lol!

Here's to MANY more years if happiness for them ♥

Catita said...

woow! this is an amazing tribute to them but also straight cool! I mean your grandparents knew how to live the life! Love their style! And congrats to them, I was just at a wedding anniversary (40th) this w-e!
xoxo
Catita

abby | ybba said...

I honestly thought that you searched this photo in Google, but then you started explaining that this couple was your grandparents. I absolutely adore the photo! And 40+ years of being together? Ohhhhh boy, they must've had ALOT OF UPS AND DOWNS!! I recently got married, and lately I've been looking up to couples who's been married for a very very long time and I would set them as my role models! I really look forward for many more years with my husband!

Anyway... this link reminded me of your grandparents: http://jessehollandphotoblog.com/2011/04/23/les-and-esme-55-years-of-marriage/

someday, that'll be me and my hubby! haha!

And thanks! I was like a vegetarian for like a year before but then I stopped because there was a lot of pressure. Mostly, because my grandma used to be the one that cooked for me, but she passed away and I was like... WHAT NOW?! lol... But trying to go back again! Apparently, I got spoiled! AHH! I think you should try it! I'm no expert on proteins but I incorporate fake "meat" in my meals just so I won't feel deprived.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Ah, such gorgeous and precious picture, Krystal.
Eine schoene neue Woche fuer dich! o xx o

design elements said...

they are so elegant! beautiful photo!

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

I may have gotten a little tear here. And my heart fluttered a little.

Fashionistable said...

Great shot of your grandparents. Congratulations to them - Happy Anniversary. I love old B/W shots. I need to learn how to successfully create B/W digitally. Xxxx

heather said...

this is the sweetest! and, yes! our kids and grandkids don't get to have old photos of us... they will just be able to laugh at our obsession with ipod instamatic photos (and those WILL be old by then!!) damn girl, that is such a trip!

i have this wonderful photo of my grandparents toting four little kids to the zoo in their honest to goodness sunday best. full on suits and my grandma and nana are wearing hats! it's one of my favorite photos ever. gosh i should probably post that thing too!

Cat said...

Okay, I don't even SKYPE {I know, I know, what is wrong with me ?!?!?}. Your grandparents are seriously adorable and I LOVE that grandma reads your blog...that is seriously rad!

Happy Ani to them!

xx Cat brideblu

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

that could be the cutest story ever Krystal! So lovely...xo

Tine said...

So cute!

Kelle Dame said...

How cute!!!!!!!! This is totally out of a movie!! Thanks so much for sharing ;)
Kelle
xx

Julia falci @ Broken Project said...

This is a very cute photo! I love old photos, specially family ones.

sherri said...

what a handsome granddad and gorgeous grandmother you have! great picture.

Bella Bheag said...

A classic photograph of a classy couple. Great that you have it in your memory box.

Deidre said...

They are so gorgeous and I love your grandpa's glasses. The whole scene is so sophisticated.

Eva @ Four Leaf Clover said...

This picture is so cool & that it has a story to go along with it is great, too! You're so right about us having so many pictures for our kids/grandkids to see in the future.. they won't think they're are cool/as big of a deal as we think old photos are now. :/ And that is too amazing that you skype/IM with your grandparents! When I was in Poland, I managed to get a bit of internet connection by standing on a windowsill (my grandparents don't have internet) and my grandparents got to skype with my brother and thought it was amazing and got teary. If I told my grandparents that I blog, first they'd ask "huh?" and then say I'm wasting time in a fantasy world or something, ha!

Charlotte said...

Oh my gosh - I've totally thought about what it's going to be like for our kids, to have millions of pictures of us, at such an easy access! It's kind of weird, and kind of takes away the magic of old photos. I love seeing the handful of snapshots of my mom & dad on their honeymoon.

Sophie said...

I LOVEEE this photo. its gorgeous and sounds like they have such an inspiring marriage! so cute! and such an elegant photo. i want to get some online of my grandparents now x

Brittany H. said...

This is absolutely the best. They are a handsome couple.

<3
You Are My Favorite

Sunny & Star said...

What a beautiful photo. Your grandparents look so adorable together in it.

Jessi said...

so cute :)

Those guys in the background a re totally Chicago gangsters!

Alena said...

What a beautiful picture and congrats to them on their most recent anniversary! Amazing.

Margaret said...

how sweet is that! i am so impressed they can skype with you...i dont even think my rentals know how to do that :)

Pop Champagne said...

nice picture and haha my grandma still uses a rotery phone, i don't even think she knows about internet let alone skype

Style, She Wrote said...

How amazing sweet! COngratulations to them! xo style, she wrote

livingeasylovingfree.com said...

Beautiful photo...how sweet still together & happy out! Very inspiring.....x

Elisa said...

awww, very beautiful. how special that you keep in touch with them.
and you are so right, this photo looks right out of a movie. congrats to both of them!

Lady Grey said...

So sweet!! I love a good love story like this : )

very married said...

i think it's going to be weird that our grandkids have a million pics of us... it's like it will be less special. i wonder if there will be some other technology we don't have now that they'll wish they could use to see our lives.

And So I Whisper said...

So cute! It is great to have these photos and hear the stories.

Blace said...

This makes my heart smile. They look like wonderful people. And your Grandpa's glasses...awesome.

Ashley said...

Love this photo :) And I love that people used to dress up more when going out to dinner.

styleforlife said...

:-))))) Love it!!! I have a photo like this of my grandmother and grandfather. I need to figure out how to make it a digital.
You rock with this cuteness!
x

Isabel said...

i love looking at old photos like this! your grandparents are so cute!

the clothing menu said...

Cute! And yeah, good point about there being tons of pictures and videos that our grandkids will have of us!

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

lovely picture! =)

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M.M.E. said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love how stylish they are. Thanks for the nice comments on Meg's Musings blog. I really hope you win the giveaway!

Marissa said...

Aww... happy anniversary to your grandparents! They are quite the adorable couple. I'm so impressed that they skype and IM with you! Not even my parents do that.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Such a sweet story. I love that time period. It's a beautiful photo too!

xo Mary Jo

Marisa said...

Awww congrats to your grandparents! That is too cute and the pic is definitely old timey Hollywood :)

vojacque said...

this is such a sweet story. :) and what a fantastic photo! Chicago indeed.

Gina said...

This is a fabuless picture with and even better story attached :)

Galit said...

Totally out a movie photo and stories!!
So lovely!
I've lately begun to feel sorry I don't have any photos of my grandparents and I hardly know anything about them.
Happy happy anniversary and many more joyful, healthy years together!!!

Pilar said...

omgggg so adorable! congrats to your grandparents for their 47th anniversary.

liz said...

That is a photo to truly treasure. They look lovely and so hollywood!

madeleine said...

i think its so cute that your grandma reads your blog. and that photo makes me cry! 47 years of marriage, thats truely wonderful.

-m.
die melange

Chuzai Living said...

What a beautiful story and how cool that your gramdma reads your blog! That's so special! How sweet that your grandpa passed a note to your grandma and told her that he would marry her!! Kaho

Style said...

I saw this on facebook - such a great picture and a very lovely story :-)

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Rhônya Holman said...

Beautiful picture and couple! They look so chic and elegant together .... Great post!

Have a lovely week! =(^.^)=

mienkintoshfairie said...

This picture is better than anything from Mad Men. Wow, what a cute story of how they met, and a memorable evening ^_^

I can't even get my friends to read my blog, or blogs period! And your Grams reads yours? That's awesome

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

Krystal, what a beautiful tribute to your grandparents! they are such a stylin' couple, that night must have been so very bittersweet for them. oh the stories that our elders can share with us to enhance our lives. special treasures, so happy they are around for you!!! happy belated anniversary wishes to them. ♥

 

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