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Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid...St John 14:27
My husband's father Anton Petersen who was an immigrant from Ribe, Denmark, moved to America when he was 19 years old. He would have turned 121 years old today on February 17, if he were still living..
The wedding picture insert was shot by a studio in 1926 of my husband's parents... They went on to have 11 children and my husband is the third to the youngest in the family...After my mother-in-law died in 1990, we had the original wedding picture restored by a wedding photographer who did that kind of thing and also got copies for other members of the family who were interested...
I shot the picture today of fog over our driveway to use as a background as I thought it made a good match for the background of the wedding picture...
In November of 1978 my father-in-law took his life by shooting himself in the
head with his own gun..It was a terrible shock and a loss to the family. Anyone who goes through this can relate to the horror of losing someone dear through suicide..Then about 19 years ago my husband's youngest brother who was 48 at the time killed himself in the same way. None of us will ever know why and it left everyone in grief...
Now, after all of these years I wished I would have asked my father-in-law more questions about his life in Denmark when he was alive.....Back at that time I was not so much into asking questions nor did I have a good camera for taking pictures...and I regret it.
I remember that he had a Danish flag that he was very proud of...and every once in awhile he would take it out and show us...One of those times my mother-in-law accidentally stepped on the flag that he spread out on the floor and he was quite annoyed)) His bark was worse than his bite... I knew he had a tender heart underneath and I always saw that side of him.. Both of my husband's parents are gone now but I have many good memories of them and it is those memories that I keep close to my heart.
Also by Andrea Petersen
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