A World War II Tale Told in my Nana and Grandad’s Wedding Portrait
I love my nana and grandad’s wedding portrait. My grandparents, Dave Frank and Florrie Pennock, grew up in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom and met when they were just eight years old.
Granddad served in World War II and was named after his uncle, who was killed in World War I. Granddad often said that we could never have won the war without the women at home who worked tirelessly in ammunition factories and other key roles.
Nana reflected Granddad’s belief in strong women. During a bombing that killed her best friend, Nana was buried alive but survived. She was discovered and rescued after 3 days under rubble!
Together, they raised six children – Rose, Dave, John, Margret, Linda, and Carol. Their home was happy and beautifully chaotic.
In 2005, Nana died. Whenever we went out, granddad always wanted to stop and visit her grave on the way back home. Granddad died last month. After being apart for ten years, they are finally back together and he can be at peace. I love these two to bits and miss them both every day. ~shared by @tinafrankartdept