Every week when I first read the prompt several photos pop straight into my mind, this week the first was a black and white one of Leo and me, followed by one of our wedding photos. Then it occurred to me, who first showed me what love is....
This is my parents on their wedding day back in 1974. They taught me by example what Love is.
They have had few days apart since meeting and would always rather spend time with each other above anybody else (well maybe expect me!) I've never known them to have an argument, although I know that doesn't mean they haven't - I'm sure they must have had words at least at some point in 36 years! Like me though they are not the arguing type, something else they taught me.
It is rumoured that Mum once poured a glass of vodka over Dad, - a story I have grown up hearing and although I don't think I'm ever going to know what actually happened it would amuse me more if she did do it deliberately.
|Dancing at Mum's 60th birthday party|
They met on a blind date, Mum's friend had told her she would find her a date, Mum was totally against the idea but said in jest she wouldn't mind a nice fireman. Her friend decided this was a great idea and off she went to the fire station. Unfortunately (or fortunately it turns out!) the firemen were all out on a job so she popped into the Police Station. She asked the guy on the desk if he knew anyone who was at least 27 years old (Mum was adamant she would not have another boyfriend younger than her) and would like to escort her friend to a dinner party.
Well, it was their lucky day, the guy on the desk said yes, he did know someone - He would be happy to do it, and the rest is history!
|A day out in 2010|