Thursday, July 7, 2016

A Memory to Hold

Kathryn Bunting Branyan
(1915 - 1998)
My maternal grandparents were married on 28 November 1942 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Trenton, New Jersey.  My grandmother looks so happy in this picture, but I remember a story she told about how mad she was at my grandfather and her brother that day.  Evidently, my grandfather showed up to the wedding feeling pretty rough after my great-uncle had taken him out for a night of partying.  It seems that as the years went by, she found the whole thing pretty funny, because she told the story with a chuckle in her voice.  My grandmother took life as it came and had a great sense of humor.

Recently my mother gave me the handkerchief that was carried by my maternal grandmother, my mother, my aunt, my sister, and me during our weddings.  I look at it and see all the beautiful memories of those days.  Someday I hope to put it in a shadow box with this picture and some more of the things I find from my grandparents' wedding, so I can look at it and think of all the beautiful memories of them.

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