95 years ago today, on August 23, 1915, my grandparents, Geraldine Isabelle Brown and George Renwick Anderson were married in this church in Mt. Whatley, NB near Aulac, just a few km from the Nova Scotia border.
This is George and Geraldine circa 1916 before my mother, Muriel, their only child, came along.
They were a very handsome couple. I'm told Grandma was referred to as 'the pretty one' of the three sisters. I see why. Grandpa looks pretty dashing here, too.
Muriel arrived in 1917. Here they are circa 1920.
And many years later, in 1954, their youngest grandchild (ahem), Geraldine was born.
Grandma was thrilled that I was named after her. I never really liked the name, Geraldine, but after my visit to New Brunswick, I realize some pretty nice people in the family were given that name. But I still prefer Geri.
Grandma and Grandpa were married for 51 years until Grandma died in 1966. Two years later Grandpa married Grandma's sister, whom we referred to as Aunt Emma. It is some of Emma's grandchildren and great-grandchildren with whom I visited last month in NB.
Happy Anniversary, Grandma and Grandpa.