A Photograph That Speaks Volumes About Pre-War Innocence and Post-War Hope
My Parents’ 75-Year-Old Wedding Portrait Captures Our Family Just Before WWII Changed Everything
It’s the only photograph we have of them all together.
My mother beams with the smile of an 18-year-old married only minutes before to the man who would be her husband for 49 years. My father is 21 and elegant in a gray double-breasted suit and matching fedora. To their right stands my mother’s mother, a widow who raised two children alone in the Great Depression. To their left stand my father’s parents, a pair of short and stout …