Weekly Photo Challenge: Young & Carefree

I have been going through some old photographs, and was surprised to see these ones of my parents so young and fancy free, before us kids arrived.

In his memory book of that time my dad wrote:

So Poul left and I moved into a smaller room across from Hilda, a reddish blond prairie chicken, and after a very formal introduction, and dating, and being presented to friends, we decided to take the plunge and get married. We had John and Nicky Boats, close friends of Hilda’s, as the best man and bridesmaid in a quiet ceremony in the minister’s house. There wasn’t a big party as we only had enough money for a weekend at White Rock.

We had a great summer, walking from the old mansion on Thurlow Street to Stanley Park for picnics every nice weekend, and trips up into the mountains on the North Shore such as Grouse Mountain, Hollyburn Mountain and Lynn Canyon. High up on the mountains we went swimming in the mountain lakes.

dad on the beach at Stanley Park c.1952

dad on the beach at Stanley Park c.1952

mom on log on the beach at Stanley Park

mom on log on the beach at Stanley Park

dad being an imp and climbing up on one of the Lions on the Bridge

dad being an imp and climbing up on one of the Lions on the Bridge

mom at Lynn Canyon c.1952

mom at Lynn Canyon c.1952

dad at Lynn Canyon c.1952

dad at Lynn Canyon c.1952

mom by a North Shore lake

mom sitting by a North Shore lake

For more on this weekly photo challenge see: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/photo-challenge-carefree/

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