- Posted March 28, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
What the late 1960s really looked like
The Way They Were
- PM91, CNN iReport producer
This photo of my mom and dad was taken in about January 1969 in Hawaii. Dad was stationed in Pleiku, Vietnam with the USAF, and Mom and Dad hadn't seen one another in over six months.. This was Dad's "R&R" and Mom flew to Hawaii to meet him there.
I love how young they look and how Mom was all into "the higher to hair, the closer to God" philosophy. Isn't she just beautiful?
They look so very happy in this photo, and all these years later they are still together, even though dad is battling the last stages of Alzheimer's in a V.A hospital. Thank goodness for the lasting visual memories of photos.