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A Wedding, A Dedication and A Celebration

02 Sep

On this day in 1939, my Mum and Dad were married.They were to have honeymooned in Paris but given that WWII broke out on September 3rd they had a weekend in Blackpool instead before my Dad went off to the army for five years.

My Mum at her wedding in 1939

My Mum at her wedding in 1939

My Dad retired early to write and dedicated his first novel to my Mum ( using a nom de plume as advised by the publishers as it was thought that women read more historical romantic fiction and that they like to read books written by women!) The novel is set in Cornwall in the late 1800’s and its background is the tin mining industry that was so important to the Cornish.

Dad's first novel, published in the US and the UK by Weidenfeld and Nicholson, in paperback by Sphere

Dad’s first novel, published in the US and the UK by Weidenfeld and Nicholson, in paperback by Sphere

The dedication

The dedication

Their Golden wedding in 1989 was a great big family reunion in Cornwall as by then my older brother and his wife and two children were living in Munich, Germany, my younger brother and his wife were in Atlanta, Georgia and my sister and her growing family were in Phoenix, Arizona and I was in Yorkshire with my family. The advance for Ellen Bray paid for everyone to come to the two week long party!

 

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12 responses to “A Wedding, A Dedication and A Celebration

  1. Leif Price

    September 8, 2020 at 3:01 am

    Oh, such a wonderful memories!

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  2. nrhatch

    September 7, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    Lovely retelling of their tale together.
    Hard to imagine getting married only to be separated for the next 5 years ~ worse than this lockdown.

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    • mybeautfulthings

      September 18, 2020 at 3:04 pm

      And they wrote to each other every day! Yes, much worse than our lockdown.

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  3. commonprose

    September 3, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    Very special people with fortitude and strong principles. โค

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  4. utesmile

    September 2, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Wonderful memories.

    Liked by 1 person

     
  5. Sandra

    September 2, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    Special memories ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Liked by 1 person

     

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