A memento of my Mom and Dad

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© Ann Reece
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Photo Info
UploadedOctober 23, 2008
TakenOctober 22, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D70s
Exposure1/30 sec at f/4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length27 mm
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Mom and Dad were married for a little over 50 years. Mom always said to make a marriage work you have to pull together. She died in 1991. Dad then took their wedding rings and had them soldered together and he wore them as a necklace until he died recently. When Mom died my brothers and I wanted something that was fitting to them engraved on their headstone. We decided on "Pulling together through eternity". This memento photo is of my Mom and Dad and the set of rings that they wore.

54 responses

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    Lovely tribute - do you have an entry in the "Mementos" theme yet?

  • A F

    A F gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    very touching

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    Catherine - yes, I just submitted it! Thank you for asking :-) I nearly missed the deadline but fortunately managed to make it.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    A F - Thank you for your comment. I just barely made the deadline to get this entered in the Mementos theme and I am very pleased to see it get comments so soon. Thank you.

  • Talon

    Talon gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    Such a touching tribute to an obviously wonderful marriage.

  • Donna Whitecotton

    Donna Whitecotton gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    Ann, Great Entry to Momentos....Great tribute to Aunt Geneva and Uncle Fred!

  • Hannah DeYoung

    Hannah DeYoung gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    great composition, and a fantastic way to capture a monument of your life

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    I really like this Ann and such a lovely tribute to your parents...They looked like such a nice couple ! Well done!

  • Jerry Carpenter

    Jerry Carpenter gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    A great entry Anne. I have so many warm memories of your Mom and Dad and childhood trips to visit them in Kansas. Thanks for sharing!

  • Lori Reece

    Lori Reece gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    They would have been very happy with this momento! It's beautiful and so fitting.

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    A beautiful capture! Very touching!

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    great momento shot and story!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    Wonderful entry! I love their rings hanging......beautiful touch!

  • Lois Martin

    Lois Martin gave props (24 Oct 2008):

    Very nice way to preserve their memory. Great photo, Anne!

  • Trish

    Trish gave props (24 Oct 2008):

    Nicely done... very touching. The rings are worn so thin... evidence of their long life together.

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (25 Oct 2008):

    Truly Beautiful Capture !!!

  • Patricia Shanahan

    Patricia Shanahan gave props (25 Oct 2008):

    So,so SWEET ! Great shot ! LOVE the lighting & sentiment ! Perfect for the theme !

  • Sherry Davis Johnson

    Sherry Davis Johnson gave props (28 Oct 2008):

    This is a beautiful, touching tribute. You are lucky to have witnessed that kind of love.

  • Lori Reece

    Lori Reece gave props (29 Oct 2008):

    Mom! Congratulations on making into the memento photo blog!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (30 Oct 2008):

    Congratulations!! A wonder memento

  • Alicia Rutkowski

    Alicia Rutkowski gave props (30 Oct 2008):

    a well deserved win. :) beautiful and touching!

  • Angela Lance

    Angela Lance gave props (1 Nov 2008):

    This is a very sweet story, and photo... I'm really glad it was chosen for the theme, Congrats!! It's very touching, def. pulled @ the heart strings!!! Great job!!!!

  • Pablo Jimenez

    Pablo Jimenez gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    very touching!

  • Melissa

    Melissa (Deleted) gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    Great tribute to a beautiful love story!

  • Ahmed Roberson

    Ahmed Roberson gave props (3 Dec 2008):

    Lovely photo and story and photo Ann!

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (25 Dec 2008):

    Wow Anne, Very nice. I love the wedding rings, nice touch.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (10 Feb 2011):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (10 Feb 2011):

    Back to vote, Ann...I remember this entry very well and how it was selected for the memento photo blog...Great job!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (11 Feb 2011):

    Such a wonderful tribute and entry, Ann.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (15 Feb 2011):

    What a wonderful entry, Ann! I love the way you enhanced the portrait with the rings. A beautiful way to remember your parents.

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (19 Feb 2011):

    Your father was a very loving and caring man, and I'm sure your mother was too. I love this photo and the beautiful way he chose to connect and wear their wedding bands. This is certainly the perfect choice for the theme of Momentos!! Voted!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (5 Mar 2011):

    What a beautiful tribute to your lovely parents Ann, a very special entry!

  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas (Deleted) gave props (6 Mar 2011):

    So sweet and such a perfect theme entry !! Voted.

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (14 Mar 2011):

    This is absolutely beautiful! Well done. What a treasure. Voted

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    heart warming. excellent story and shot.

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (24 Apr 2011):

    Wonderful for the theme!

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (19 May 2011):

    Ann, this is a wonderful image, story, and tribute. This is absolutely perfect for this theme. Got my vote...

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (30 May 2011):

    Have you ever heard you look like your Mama? voted 4 sure.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   said (30 May 2011):

    Thank you, everyone above, for the great comments and for voting on my entry, I appreciate it a lot : )

  • jaume morera guixa

    jaume morera guixa gave props (31 May 2011):

    PRECIOSA.!!! Mi voto

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (30 Apr 2014):

    Fabulous memento! Voted!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (30 Apr 2014):

    Back to vote for this wonderful entry!!!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (1 May 2014):

    Superb!! Beautiful shot and tribute. My vote!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone gave props (1 May 2014):

    Superb!! Beautiful shot and tribute. My vote!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (2 May 2014):

    What a precious memento! I voted.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (4 May 2014):


  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (5 May 2014):

    My vote.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (5 May 2014):

    Superb Entry to Momentos..Lovely tribute to Aunty Geneva and Uncle Fred!!! Great going Ann

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (5 May 2014):

    oh yes...my vote!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (6 May 2014):

    This is so precious Ann! Voted!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (9 May 2014):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (29 May 2014):

    Awesome, Ann - voted!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (1 Jun 2014):

    A beautiful and precious story..Voted.

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