Who is that lady at the top of this page? She is my Great Grandma, Hilda. These pictures are of her and her husband on the occasion of their engagement, right before he left to fight in the war. They married when George came home on leave, not knowing if they would ever see each other again.
Thankfully, they did, and went on to enjoy over 60 years of very happy marriage! Here they are at their Diamond wedding Anniversary.
So happy together! They are my role models for a happily married relationship. Everyone that had the pleasure of knowing them spoke very highly of the way they spoke and treated each other. Always with grace, love and laughter.
Though I never met this woman, how she lived her life still affects many people including myself today. She is my reminder of just how important the role of a mother and a housewife can be, and how powerful, motivating and far reaching change started in the home can be.