Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Since it's both Valentine's Day and Mother's Day Sunday 14th, I've chosen my favorite picture of my parents to share.
My dad made the shot with an old accordion camera, in fact the only camera he ever possessed. Later on he would borrow mine or my brother's to make slides from 30 years of mountain hikes.
He took this pic with self-timer, the camera placed on a stone.
The last four years of his life my father was bound to a wheelchair after a brain hemorrhage.
I made a copy of this picture, to remind the nurses who came 4 times a day, what a wonderful man who lived inside to body now so helpless.
My dad used to point at the picture and ask my mother (in English), "Do you still love me?"
My mother's answer would always be the same, "Oh, yes, I'll always love you".

Happy Valentine's Day to all teach Mary's Sepia Scene


Carletta said...

You can see the love on their faces and in their pose!
A beautiful tribute Felisol!

Patti said...

What a beautiful Valentine's post, Felisol. I like the old vintage photo of your parents. Nice memories for you.

That's interesting that it's Mother's Day on Sunday.


Annie Jeffries said...

Oh elise, I remember seeing this picture from another post last year. It is so incredibly romantic and full of youth and love and fun. Your story of their love and her constancy is a joy to read.

Marice said...

awwww what a lovely post! perfect for the season :)

u may view mine here

Anonymous said...

Marvelous self-portrait and a great remembrance.

Ralph said...

That picture is so wonderful, the look of love so strong, as we see it in their faces. To have that enduring love over the years is so special. We can only wish that couples could all live up yo their vows to love. Your parents were so special together, full of life, love and commitment!

Debbie Petras said...

What a beautiful picture of love between your parents. How obvious it is that you love them too Felisol.

Blessings and love to you,

Leora said...

So beautiful! I think you've shown us this photo before, or at least a similar one. Beautiful story about showing the photo to the nurses. I remember when my mother was very sick, towards the end, and the nurses called her the "old woman." It made me very sad. Perhaps if I had a photo of her with me to show, young and full of vigor...

Anonymous said...

Very romantic & wonderful image of them! Great for Valentine's Day & Sepia Scenes!

John Cowart said...

That old photo of your parents is a treasure.

maryt/theteach said...

Your parents are such a romantic looking couple! I love this shot in sepia, felisol. Mother's Day for us here in the States is on May, but Happy Mother's Day to you! And Happy Sepia Scenes! :)

Jada's Gigi said...

I love this photo, you've posted it before I think. What a beautiful love story!

Terry said...

dear felisol..i remember when you first posted this and another picture of your mom and dad..
i was so touched then and now i am even more touched because since that time, i have grown to know and love your family.
i never noticed before how much you and your princess daughter look like mom ljung!
felisol, i can't remember in the first picture that the waves were so ripply!
this is a beautiful mothers day and valentines day for your dear mom..
love terry said...

That was so lovely! I have to say I did a double-take when I saw your mother. When I finish posting my parents love story, look at my mother's picture and you will see what I mean, they look very much alike.
I loved your fathers question to her from his wheel chair, and her response. It's the finest kind of love!


kayerj said...

what a sweet photo

Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Jim said...

Hi Felisol, this is a really good picture of your parents.
You are so clever, having it for the nurses to see. It is very easy to think that because a person does not respond he doesn't understand.

Mrs. Mac said...

Make me cry already! What pure love against a setting in nature. Your tribute is very fitting for the two special days rolled into one. Just beautiful. I can see where you get your talent.

Crown of Beauty said...

I've seen this photo once before on your blog, and I loved it.

It is full of meaning, and sentiment, and fond memories.

Such a heartwarming story.

Thanks for sharing. And Happy Valentines to you, dear Felisol.


Amrita said...

Dear Felisol this is the best Valentine post I have come across. So compelling and beautiful.

Your parents are special people and their love is an enduring love.

Gunnar and you should also have s photo like this one.

Do you celebrate Valentine 's Day inn Norway? said...


I posted the final chapter on my parents love story. The picture I said reminded me so much of your mother is not in the box I thought it was, but when I find it, I will send you a photo, there is so much similarity!



Terry said...

where are you sweet norway family?
really missing you and hoping that you are feeling all right!
love terry

Trish said...

Oh beautiful your parents are! So, perfect for Valentine's can see the love on their faces.
Beautiful memories my friend.

Mrs. Jim said...

Hi Felisol, you don't need to post this. But I do hope you are feeling well and everything is okay there.
This time I am asking, I've been peeking in w/o asking you.

Saija said...

what a beautiful couple ...
and from what you share about them, they are/were lovely people on the inside too!

i'm glad he took that picture, it speaks of young love, romance and an exciting future ...

blessings on you! and thank you for always being so caring and kind to me ...