14 February 2012

The Wedding



Our family archives holds many items, but this photo is one of my favorites. Several years ago, I received a letter in which the story is told of a wedding. The ceremony was held in "the front room" of Mom's house, who would have been Frances E. (Lawrence) Brown, and married her daughter, Carrie, to Adam Carlyle. The scene was described as intimate, with ivy and ferns for festive decorations. The next mention of the wedding was a newspaper announcement from Orting, Washington, essentially telling the same story. Last November, I was given this photo. In the corner, it is labelled Orting, Washington, and the evidence tells me this was the scene of the ceremony itself. All of these pieces came together, and now we have a complete picture.

Love it when that happens.

Happy Valentine's Day!