In honor of Valentine’s Day I thought I would share these images that my sister posted on Instagram recently. They are love letters written by my great grandfather Harrison Wiseheart, to his soon-to-be wife Inez Parrill, my great grandmother. It’s fitting because if I remember correctly, he was a postman. It’s also interesting to me that they were mailed, but no postal address, just her name and city. It looks like it is dated 1905. It was a different time.
“until we can be together all the whole time. Till we ever get weary of each other, no, I can not imagine such a thing. To live for you and to make you happy is henceforth the object of my life. Since I have thought so much recently of the seriousness of the step we are taking, I am more than ever determined to live true to my darling companion…”
Here is another stolen image from my sister’s flickr. This is a picture of Harrison and Inez with 5 of their eventual 7 children. My grandma was the eldest daugher, Sarah Catherine, front and center, born in 1910. Love the pageboy haircut and bow.
Happy Valentine’s Day, I hope you have a “romantical” holiday.