My mom and dad, 1955. This was taken at her house prior to their first date. They were married for 60 years.

My mom and dad, 1955. This was taken at her house prior to their first date. They were married for 60 years.

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  • dekogeko
    1 Week(s) Ago

    "So...do you...like stuff?"

  • littlemyron
    1 Week(s) Ago

    What a precious photo to have! It’s like mind-blowing, for us to see the way they’re looking at each other in that moment when they didn’t know what the future held for them. Love this so much!!!

  • anarchycheerleader
    1 Week(s) Ago

    You can tell he was already totally sold on her. So cool to have this moment captured!!

  • the_risen_wolf
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Ah the look of infatuation

  • DirteDeeds
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Note both are wringing their hands together out of nervousness.

  • Bronstone
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Great photo, great eye contact, and a piano to boot.

  • sentinelliste
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I mean it in the most respectful way, your mom was gorgeous! She reminds me of Donna Reed

  • OceanicLemur
    1 Week(s) Ago

    The idea of telling two kids nowadays to take a first date picture is so cringey but this is awesome. Time man, weird

  • peaceluvbooks
    1 Week(s) Ago

    The look on your dad's face!

  • jackdhadi
    1 Week(s) Ago

    She’s ‘miring!

  • English_MS_Bloke
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Love this. I always struggle with pictures like these.

    There's something so utterly sobering that I just can't resolve in my head; the thought that the "old people" you see around were us, just decades before.

    The idea that they had 60 years of the same kinds of memories, desires, hopes, stresses, experiences and such.

    The idea that this young couple were kids, like we were, and then ultimately became old and had to face the reality of mortality; as will we all if we're lucky enough to get that far.

    On the one hand it makes me deeply upset that my wife and I couldn't make it work. On the other, I feel almost relieved that I may not have to go through the pain of losing her decades down the line.

    It's too early in the morning for an existential crisis damn it.

  • sed2017
    1 Week(s) Ago

    You can tell they have a connection

  • wndleigh
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Aww! He’s smitten!!!

  • cozyplaidblanket
    1 Week(s) Ago

    What a special photo to have. What were their personalities like? He looks like he could listen to her talk all day.

  • PTgoBoom1
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Your dad's outfit is rad. Those argyle socks are killing me. Where did they live? Looks so wholesome, what a great pic. :)

  • SharonHollaback
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Gawsh. 🥰

  • EdwardLewisVIII
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Absolutely precious photo for so many reasons

  • independentbaby
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Pam?

  • naneyeam
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I would marry him in an instant, if he looked at me like that.

  • dogemum1990
    1 Week(s) Ago

    How old are they in this photo? I think it's wonderful!

  • Dopevnerds
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I love love stories

  • Brutus239
    1 Week(s) Ago

    That’s really cool! When did they marry?

  • Moto_Davidson
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Wait....does she have a popped collar?

  • ducktapedaddy
    1 Week(s) Ago

    "1955??? ...1955?!?"

  • CzechzAndBalancez
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Bobby Socks?

  • GeddysPal
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Cute couple. And she’s adorable.

  • noworriestoday
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I like the way they are looking at each other. Young love 💕

  • Sothix2400
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Holding his own hands, feet crossed, crooked head looking up, while she smiles. The exact moment he fell in love.

  • expresidentmasks
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I find it hilarious how much women’s fashion has changed, yet most guys on a first date would dress exactly like that today.

  • Vinnysan
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Why is it that folks from those times have had their relationship last so long?

  • DiemPerDiem
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Cool! Ask em the secret for staying together that long

  • Poppi21943
    1 Week(s) Ago

    A great smile on your Mom’s face! She’s just four years older than I.

  • CherryCherry5
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Oh my God your mom looks AMAZING!! From her hair, to the collar of her blouse, the choker, to the skirt and the socks, she is the epitome of mid-1950's American teenaged fashion!

  • HL_girl
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I love thinking about how much effort she must have put into her outfit ! She was clearly excited & looking forward to seeing your father. She looks so put together and in such a perfect ensemble, she probably thought so much about it getting ready that evening and little did she know, 60 years of love was sitting beside her

  • riot888
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Wow what a time to be on a first date! Rock n Roll was BRAND NEW. These are the guys learning all the new dances FOR THE FIRST TIME. This is the year that modern music really started.

  • Tryphena93
    1 Week(s) Ago

    So heartwarming to see this

  • QuixoticV
    1 Week(s) Ago

    aww, just look at how he's looking at her 😍

  • mcmur
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Wow. Amazing picture. Do people actually have lives like this?

  • SeriousPillowfight
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I love this. Any chance you can post a picture from their wedding for us? I’d love to see it!

  • UTGSurgeon
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Is she wearing a choker?

  • wildlywell
    1 Week(s) Ago

    That choker. Your mom was a freak 😉

  • unicornsparklesy2k
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Beautiful!!!

  • thehennyhouse
    1 Week(s) Ago

    10/10 would wear that outfit

  • mandybri
    1 Week(s) Ago

    So thankful you shared this with us.

  • xiguy1
    1 Week(s) Ago

    So much potential and happiness in one wonderful photo :-) thank you for sharing this OP.

  • iansamazingphotos
    1 Week(s) Ago

    "I'm your density .... uh, destiny."

  • Iwanttobefunnytoo
    1 Week(s) Ago

    My parents are on year 36 and I have pictures of them just like that from their first date. I hope they have as many beautiful years as yours did. And I hope I will too :)

  • Spartan-219
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I showed it to my mom and she says your mom is beautiful

  • MyOtherAcctsAPorsche
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Dad uses "shirt sleeve trick". it's super effective. Mom uses Carrie Fisher smile. it's super effective.

  • _ThereWasAnAttempt_
    1 Week(s) Ago

    It's a shame people don't dress "nice" like this anymore.

  • -Nok
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Now we all dress like shit, are way more disrespectful and need filters to look this photogenic

  • woke_templar
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Damn wearing a choker on the first date is a guaranteed first base with hand holding.