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He’s from Statesville, NC, and she was from Philadelphia. Love, John.” This picture is from sometime after they married. Before being sent overseas, my mother followed him wherever he was stationed and would work in the office of the war plants making half tracks.After raising a family in Richmond they retired to a cottage on the Rappahannock River near Urbanna, site of years of summer family gatherings.—Bill Le Sueur This is a photo of my great-grandfather, Chester Arthur Mullis, and my great-grandmother, Mary Carter Mullis. —Laura Beth Ingle These are my parents, Garland and Lavilla Owens. In 1944, he was sent overseas to Europe until 1946.My paternal grandparents, Woodrow Wilson Brown and Rita Mordica Brown at an unknown Hattiesburg, MS, function in 1939.On the way to 40 years of marriage, eight children, and countless grandchildren.—Christopher Brown My grandparents James and Mary Turner. They were married at age 18.—Warren Mullis My grandparents John and June were high school sweethearts in the tiny town of Maynardville, TN. In the mid-1990s, 45 years after they were married, my grandfather ran a little ad in the newspaper among other Valentine’s wishes that simply said, “June, What do you say we go for another 45 years?—Marilyn Whorton These are my paternal great-grandparents, Gilbert Moseley Boddington and Mary Helen (Farr) Boddington. My dad says they were likely traveling to visit her parents, possibly to introduce them to her beloved “Gibby.” They eventually settled in Little Rock, AR.—Nicole Boddington This is my favorite photo of my grandparents, Edith and Bill Wiltshire, at a New Year’s Eve party in Italy in the 1950s.
They were well known in the community and operated businesses in Ray City and Nashville, TN.
They are first generation Americans, born and raised in Charlotte, NC.—Stephanie Pappas This “courtship” photo of my parents, Margie Harley Sheppard and George L.
Sheppard, Jr., was taken in 1960 at my mother’s senior formal at Columbia College in Columbia, SC.
Some of my favorite memories from childhood involve sitting at my grandmother’s feet while she told me stories of their courtship.—Caroline Young These are my parents on their first beach trip together while dating in the 70s.
While the amount of fabric in their lives has increased, so has their love for one other and for the southern coast.