Wednesday, March 6, 2013

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 246: A Wedding Day Photo

I'm posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they aren't Wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here is a photograph from the Seaver/Carringer family photograph collection passed to me by my mother in the 1988 to 2002 time period:

This photograph is of my mother, Betty Virginia Carringer, and my father, Frederick Walton Seaver, Jr., on their wedding day, 12 July 1942.  It was taken at All Saints Episcopal Church in San Diego, California (625 Pennsylvania Avenue, in the Hillcrest area of San Diego, just north of downtown).

They are smiling and as happy as they can be.  They didn't know what the future held for them, but they were going to face it together.  World War II had started; a year in the U.S. Navy; motherhood and fatherhood and three active sons; a career in life insurance for my father; a passion for art for my mother; coaching youth baseball for my father; marriages for their sons, and four grandchildren; widowhood for my mother after 41 years of marriage; a quiet place by the side of the road at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery for eternity.

I just found this photograph in one of my "pictures scanned" file folders on my computer, and discovered that I have not yet added it to the photographs in my parents file folder in my Ancestor Files.  I'll fix that right now!  Now I'm wondering how many other pictures in this file folder need to be added to the Ancestor File folders!  Another fun job for today, and more to add to the Media in my database.

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Claudia said...

That is a beautiful photograph.

John said...

Randy: I very nice photo of a handsome young couple!

I have to ask though since you have the full original photo -- is your father standing on the train of your mother's wedding gown? It looks like it in the photo.