My first official heritage page. My mom had 2 photos of her parents' wedding. I was scared to stick them down, incase the tape affects the photo, so I used clear photo corners to mount them. The piece of writing sticking out the top of the left photo I scanned in from the back of the photo and reprinted - my gran's own handwriting, preserved! My great grandmothers are in photo with them.
I wanted to tell their story in a unique way, so I wrote an old fashioned newspaper article. It reads:
Post World War ll News
Robert Blee Eva & Doreen Celia Sampson Weds
Port Elizabeth – 26th December 1946
Bob Eva & Doreen Sampson were married in Port Elizabeth 3 weeks after they met.
A War Love Story …
Doreen’s brother, Victor, and Bob were stationed together in Northern Africa during World War II. Doreen wrote to her brother during this time and Victor asked Doreen to correspond with Bob, just as friends. After the war, Bob came home with Victor, met Doreen and they fell in Love
Later Years …
Bob and Doreen had 5 children: Noel (a son who passed away not long after birth), Daughters Barbara & Lynnette (Lynn) and Sons Robin & William (Billy). Doreen passed away at the age of 52, after long illness during their 31-year marriage. Bob lived to a ripe old age of 79
Article by Noleen Brandon (Grand-Daughter), 12th April 2008