Dad was so handsome and my mom was real looker - and, in my humble opinion, she still is!
The last picture is from our "final" family vacation in 2004. The four of us, my brothers and sister, rented two adjoining townhouses on Sanibel Island, Florida for our respective families to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary.
My father was a proud man. Though you cannot tell from the picture, he was in pain, and was undergoing treatment (if you want to call what he went through "treatment") for cancer. He died 8 months later.
I can honestly say that not a day goes by that I do not think fondly of my father, and grieve that he passed away too soon at age 75. I grieve for him, and I grieve for my Mother. She was only 69 when he passed. Cancer sucks at any age. Period.
Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! I love you both!