Less than the whole story

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My maternal grandparents, James and Marjorie, were married on Feb. 7, 1945 in Rhode Island. My Grampy, a WW2 hero, amy Grammy a gorgeous 22 year old (and OMG, I have never realized how much my mom looks like her!) Aren't they gorgeous?
There's a story behind this photo, more story than “just” the more than 50 years of marriage they shared. A snow storm hit Rhode Island the day before the wedding, and the planned best man couldn't make it in time to stand up in the ceremony. My Grampy went to the local USO and found a soldier who was there, and asked him to stand up with him instead. He agreed, and is now a part of my family's history. That's him in the picture, and all I know is that his name starts with a V. Victor or Vincent or something.

But that's all of the story I know.

The details of this man, who witnessed my grandparents' wedding ceremony, have been lost to time.

I don't want to lose any more stories to time; don't want Max to lose any more stories. It's a big part of why I started blogging, and why I'm so excited about LiveOn.com! It's similar to blogging, in that it's a great place to collect images and anecdotes and memories, but it's even more than that! Behind its lovely user interface, it organizes everything into a Timeline format, so you easily scroll through events any time you're feeling sentimental or want to recall something. You can build your tribe and narrate other people's timelines, share events and interact across the site with other people.

Do you have a photo you wish you knew more about? What about a memory you wish was better documented? How do you keep track of these things now?

Thank you to LiveOn for sponsoring this blog post. Please visit LiveOn to learn more about sharing and preserving your most important memories. I was selected for this sponsorship by Clever Girls Collective. Although story ideas were provided, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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One Comment

  1. I love looking at old pictures. It’s interesting how things have changed in through the years…. clothing, hair styles, even the way people stand and carry themselves.

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