my last post was a letter to my love, so what is more appropriate for this post than sharing some photos of my grandparents in love?

Some weekends ago I was helping my parents clean out some boxes from their move last year. We stumbled across some family pictures that I’d never seen before, of my grandparents, George and Alice, on their honeymoon in 1929.

I love this photo of my grandma (the same grandmother, by the way, who lived on the farm in South Dakota). Her high Norwegian cheekbones, crazy hat, and curly hair are so charming, and her smile even looks the same as I remember it. She’s so cute, and so stylish! The 14-year-old me never would have guessed it.

There is so much loveliness to be had in these photos, memories that aren’t my own, but which hold a piece of my own identity.

May you all have such beautiful honeymoons, filled with style, with substance, and a very long future.


3 Comments on “honeymooning”

  1. Maren says:

    AL! I’ve never seen these pictures–thank you so much for sharing. Do you know where they went for their honeymoon? She’s so cute!

  2. Erik says:

    Love these pics, Alison! They both look so stylish. Grandma always told me I looked a lot like Grandpa K. as a young man. I’ve got my build from him for sure. When i was in college, Grandma gave me a reprint of Grandpa from their honeymoon of him sitting on a fence above the river at Chamberlain, SD. They drove a model-T Ford to the Black Hills…quite a trip then as it was all dirt roads. I remember his smile as the same as these pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Alison says:

    @Mar – they went to the Black Hills–though I’m not sure where exactly. It looks like they went camping, doesn’t it?

    @Erik – you definitely have a very close resemblance to Grandpa K! My mom always thought Mike did, too. I love that Model T… it is definitely so stylish. What a slice of life! It’s hard to believe they got to experience all the history they did. Wish we could have known them then.

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