So I brought them home for a "remembering" post.
Along with his license.
So I went to Mother's to see what her pictures were.
The one of Daddy changed over the years.
If you can see in the above picture it's Daddy and he is sitting having a conversation with someone, engaged in conversation. I think Mother probably liked this one because the first thing that the Alzheimer's disease took from his mind was the ability to talk. Not all at once, but words began to fail him - so that at the end, for a couple of years - he said nothing.
Also stuck behind this picture is the date he died.
August 8, 1993, in Mother's handwriting.
So - that was a sign of her aging and I find those little scribbles in several places throughout her "things". The date he died. Not when he was born, not when they married, but the day he left - to go home to his eternal home - the real one.
and her license.
Next, below, is a picture Mother did carry in her wallet for years - it's of Daddy kissing Ann's hand as he left for Church. Mary Ann is holding her. I know this occasion. Charlie and I were at the beach and they were keeping Ann for us. I guess Mom just opted to stay home from church that day rather than take Ann to the nursery. Daddy couldn't miss for anything. He was the choir director and there was Sunday School in the Men's Class. I don't think he was teaching that class.
It's such a Sunday Morning picture of Daddy.
And it shows his gentlemanlike nature and mannerisms.
Ann was 4 - 5 months.
So - as Daddy was then, with his wallet in his back pocket, if we had asked to see those pictures of Mom,
here is what he would have shown us.
Not updated at all,
but still his earliest memories of her.