Celebrating a Bittersweet Love Story Through This Old Photograph
Meet my great aunt Francis and her true love, Al. Their love story is bittersweet.
My grandparents, Bob and Bess, were best friends with Al and Francis. From other pictures I’ve looked at, the four of them lived life to the fullest.
They went boating, camping, fishing and dancing together. They always whooped it up!
Sadly, Francis passed away at a young age. I’m told it was something to do with pneumonia, but there is no one to verify facts that is still alive. The saddest thing is that Al was so heart broken over Francis’ death, he took his own life. This was heartbreaking to my grandparents.
My grandparents went on to have five kids, one of them being my mom!
Despite some sadness surrounding this photo, I’m so grateful to have it as a reminder of the romanticism and adventure in my family. ~shared by @cameragirl1978