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    What the late 1960s really looked like

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    The Way They Were

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     tcadams shares this picture of her parents who were 27 years old at the time enjoying a dinner at an Oahu, Hawaii restaurant. Her parents met when they were 13, and her dad gave her mom a silver chip diamond promise ring when they were 15, and they've been married since 1959. In the photo, her dad is wearing a thin striped tie and a sports jacket. Her mom has on a red linen dress with a matching satin red peacock scarf. "As I recall the dress was pretty short, well above mom's knees, but she had the legs for it," she says.
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    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.

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