12.08.2010

Those Dear Dimming Memories

(Ethel Blanch Green)

When my great-grandmother was a single young woman, she was a nurse transferring up to Port Angeles, Washington. Her travels were made increasingly difficult as she had become quite ill. By the time she reached her destination she could hardly walk, but still needed to transport her self and her trunk and bags to where she would be boarding.

A handsome young servicemen leaped to her aid, sweeping up her things, and escorting her to her new residence. This gallant handsome hero had made quite the chivalrous impression. He became my great-grandfather some time later.

(Ira and Ethel Bourm on their honeymoon)

Back to present day...

Joe and I were talking about our respective family histories. Joe began to comment on how remarkable my great-grandparents' first meeting was. I was surprised it had made such an impression on him and encouraged him to expound on what he meant.

"Well, you know, how she was a nurse and didn't she pass him on an air flight vision test even though he couldn't see very well just because she thought he was handsome? And she accidentally gave him too many shots. And then how they snuck off from a dance to a boat right before he was called to war..."

And then I couldn't hear him anymore because of how long and loud I was laughing.

As wonderful as Joe remembers how my great-grandparents' first meeting went... No, my great-grandparents did NOT meet on the set of the movie, Pearl Harbor.

14 comments:

MiMi said...

I was totally laughing too because I KNEW where that had come from! LOL

aubrey said...

That is totally awesome!

Carli W. said...

That is hilarious! And my husband thought I had problems because I'm always dreaming about the movies I watch. I'll tell him this story and he'll realize things could be much worse...

Cherie said...

That is SOOO stinkin' funny! Men have great memories.
That is really cute and you guys will laugh about that one for a long time.

Lind Family said...

LOL! That is great! I thought is sounded familiar!

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

I love, love, love that movie! I'd totally pretend it was my relatives too! great pictures, by the way. I love those old one.

cbusch said...

I love your blog!!! Seriously - It many times makes me laugh until my sides hurt (((( :) )))))

Myya said...

That is hilarious! Totally sums up what men really "listen" to. Your great grandmother is beautiful & the two of them as a couple makes me smile. They just look so happy!

Patty Ann said...

Now I know why everyone remembers the family history just a little (or a lot) differently. They have all been watching different movies!! Loved it!!

Lisa said...

HILARIOUS! :)

Sami said...

I think I need to go back and watch that movie again...absolutely none of it sounded familiar to me.
I hope he remembers your anniversary and how you guys met better than he remembered that story!
Or does he make it sound like "Sixteen Candles"?

Mamarazzi said...

i started cracking up while i was reading his version, i knew exactly the movie he was "remembering".

Katy said...

Love the gorgeous family photos!

iamwoman said...

That is the funniest thing I have read all week. So funny, in fact, that I had to comment even though I am typing with 1 hand since I sliced the top of pinky finger off. this took me about 10 minutes tio type. and i am not even going to fix those typos either. yes, this is THAT funny.

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