Isn't it romantic?

Dean and Helen in the wood pile
Last Saturday when my mom was in town, we woke up early and poured over old family photographs in bed. Seriously, it was the best morning ever. This photo emerged as the clear favorite.

It's my great grandparents, Helen and Dean in maybe 1919? She must have come to keep him company as he chopped wood outside the barn at Elmwood. I mean, look at him looking at her! He's clearly so taken with her, it makes my heart race.

I've posted some of their make you weep wedding photos on my newly minted flickr photostream. Come prepared for a little slice of romantic heaven.

20 comments:

  1. How lovely! And look at her -- so smiley and demure, maybe a bit girlishly shy in that moment. This type of heirloom is perfectly priceless.

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  2. These kinds of pictures are like little perfect slices of history, completely romantic and almost otherworldly.... Wonderful.

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  3. Ooh, I love this! Thanks for posting. :)

    <3

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  4. They look made for each other! Thank you for sharing Amy!

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  5. This is sooo great! I love old family photos

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  6. Hi from a new reader! Love your blog. This pic is priceless. So happy your Mom still had it.

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  7. oh my goodness, that is SO sweet. thank you so much for sharing. xo

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  8. made me all teary. Thank you for sharing, LOVE all the photos on your flickr. The red mushroom, the little blue bottles in the window, your terrariums, egad, all lovely!

    (I tried making a terrarium yesterday and sadly it looks like poo)

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  9. TFBOO- "the wrangler"Monday, August 03, 2009

    I agree with what Helen said.. "look at her.." wow ... the classic courtship countenance... eyes turned down... so shy, demure, and alluring... the surest nonverbal signs... your poor great grandpa Dean... he never stood a chance... Dean.. Dean.. you should be chopping wood...

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  10. God, the comments my pop leaves ARE THE BEST!!! Three cheers for dads in the blogosphere!

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  11. I love how you can see her big smile, even through all the years--and the great black-and-white grain!

    The photo you have of Dean and Helen on their wedding day is incredible. She looks so dainty, and he looks utterly besotted.

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  12. Wow that photo had quite an effect on me. How lovely.

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  13. i like it!!i like the way the boy looking at the girl..

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  14. Can my heart just burst right now? So beautiful! You have the most lovely pictures on your blog.

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  15. wow wht a lovely picture :) its really sweet :)

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  16. sometimes i wish we could rewind and go back to old times... everything was so... pure ...and ...magical.

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  17. I an truly enjoying your blog! Great Pictures
    Danielle Cotton
    www.paromanceparties.com

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  18. Loved the photograph. Thank you for sharing :)

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  19. Hi,

    Sorry, I tried to learn your name through your writings but failed. I love the pictures you show here. I'm not a real fan for antique picutres and things but I do respect and have interest in it. THanks for making me realise it :)

    Thanh

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