7.25.2008

Flashback Friday - Willard, Now and Then

We were at Casey's parent's house the other night and found this picture of them. Too adorable.

circa 1967. Ogden, Utah. Engagement photo:
And here they are today:
Both Parry and Linda grew up in Ogden but they came from different backgrounds. Parry grew up on a farm, while Linda's family lived in-town and owned a store called Owen Grocery. In fact, when Linda hung out with girls from the "country" she would trade candy from her parent's store for their fresh farm-grown green beans. Funny, the things we place value on.

Well, eventually they found each other (at the old age of 23. haah) and I'm sure glad they did. I'm happy to be part of their Willard legacy. They are wonderful in-laws and I'm glad we live close enough to see them often. I'm sure one day they (or we) will move away and the visits will be less frequent. But for now, Lucy gets to run around Grandma and Grandpa's house, playing with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, reading books with Grandma, singing songs, and enjoying the full-attention of two wonderful grandparents. If Lucy would let her, Linda would probably hold her all day long. We love you guys!

7 comments:

lyndsey + brandon said...

whoa! owens grocery!! is that where his name came from? if so, totally cute. if not, nice coincidence!

Nicole said...

Cute picture of them. They have such a cute story too of their courtship. I love hearing them!

Super Kate said...

Two of the most loving precious couples ever. My family and theirs always joked that one of their 4 boys would marry one of our 4 girls. We all matched up pretty close in age. Boy did they try, just not meant to be. I'm just glad they are still a part of my life. Such a fantastic family you married into.

Camille said...

That is such a cute pic of the two of them young! Fun flashback. It's nice to get to know his parents a little better. Cute story about Linda when she was little.

Saunja said...

What a great looking couple! They look like they are completely in love, both then and now. That's fun that you get to live so close to both of your parents.

Lettie said...

Hey - my parents both grew up in Ogden - town & country too! My dad was the farm boy (Farr West) and my mom went to Ogden High like Linda did (she's a bit younger though). Where did Parry live and what was Linda's maiden name? My mom wants to know! :)

Connie said...

I love these pictures- seeing them makes me love Parry and Linda even more! Great post!