Photo blog 86

Not that everyone’s really all that curious, but you know that love story from my grandmother that I used as last week’s Writer’s Notebook? Well, this is what those two looked like early in their marriage (I don’t have a precise date, but this is sometime in the `50s):

J.C. and Beth Locke.

I asked my Grandma about this photo back in 2000, shortly before she died. She said she was pregnant with one of my uncles, and she was “hiding” behind my Papa to disguise her belly. πŸ™‚

And, just for good measure, here’s what they looked like roughly 20 years later, in the `70s:

Beth and J.C. Locke. And yeah, that’s me in Grandma’s lap.

Published by Samuel Snoek-Brown

I write fiction and teach college writing and literature. I'm the author of the story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, the novel Hagridden, and the flash fiction chapbooks Box Cutters and Where There Is Ruin.

6 thoughts on “Photo blog 86

  1. Mom was pg with your Uncle Bill. I guess I didn’t know you had all of these pictures, or are these in the album I did for you? My mom is loving that you are sharing this.

    1. I love that too! I particularly enjoy seeing that first picture and after knowing them toward the ends of their lives, because that love and joy you see between them in the first photo lasted their whole lives. It was amazing to see. My paternal grandparents are the same way, as in love with each other now in their very old age as they ever were. πŸ™‚

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