Monday, May 11, 2020

May 12th, 1945

The morning of my wedding to this lovely man, newly returned from Overseas

He was picking up a bride on his way home

to the Similkameen

and this must have been the happiest one

he could find.

Hard to realize that would have been seventy-five years ago!!!

There is a Sara Teasdale poem

that has always spoken to me about this dear fellow!!

It is entitled "The Beloved"

"It is enough of honour for one lifetime

to have known you better than the rest have known.

The shadows and the colours

of your voice...

Your will, immutable and still as stone.

The shy heart, so lonely and so gay

The tenderness, the depth of tenderness....

Wide as the earth, and high, as heaven is high."

I treasure the sixty seven years

we had together!


Morning's Minion said...

You were indeed a handsome couple--at the beginning of your journey together and til the end of Charles' life.

Hill Top Post said...

Leaving home to make a new life in the Similkameen surely had to be quite an adventure. Your photos are priceless. Happy Anniversary!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh Hildred! I loved this post so much. I am so glad to have "known" you virtually since when Charles was still with you. You have shared the joy and the sorrow and back to remembering the joy above all. Your posts are a gift -- thank you.

Hildred said...

Thank you all for kind words!!