No, they weren’t always married
but they did tie the knot, September 13, 1947
honeymoon in Connecticut (1947)
.. soon, lovely Linda
and, babies Arthur and David made five (the two earliest family-of-five photos from my album):
-twins’ first picnic?
twins’ first birthday, Dec. 1950 ..
the years zipped right on by:
Linda’s First Communion:
lots of Halloweens on Lorenzo St.; future dagosan on the right
….. Christmas 1958 ..
Arthur & David Confirmed (husky) 1960
Big Gap — couldn’t get those crabby adolescents to pose.
their last smiles
for the camera
Brian Matthews woos Linda, and eats lots of Sunday pasta (1970)
Linda & Brian marry (April, 1971)
Grandchildren start to rear their cute little heads:
nana & papa with blake and kara 1976
. . Christmas love from Ringwood, NJ, with Timothy, too (1981)
Kara‘s 1st Communion, 1984
– “Papa, why did you marry Nana? Grampa Pickles may have the answer:
1984, posing with David:
– a mere 40 years (1987). Mother’s Day in Rochester:
– and finally a real vacation, Hawaii, 1987
– 1989, posing with Linda:
– with the Matthews Kids, 1989
– looking good, 1991:
Celebrating Coral and Arthur’s wedding, 1996:
and, a new crop of grandchildren:
with Lissa, 1998
and, celebrating Art’s 81st birthday in 2000:
and, welcoming James in 2001:
Of course, when you’ve been married 60 years, even your (professional procrastinator) youngest son doesn’t have the energy to create a commemorative Page like this in a couple of days (where are the grandkids when you need them?). So, please excuse a brief delay, before we add pictures of the marvelous Next Generation: the lovely and brilliant great-grand-daughters, Jordan and Addison Matthews. If you’ve scrolled down this far, however, you surely can agree that Arthur and Connie Giacalone have created a wonderful family with their love and hard work and caring. We all love them and cherish, and thank them beyond what we can say with words or pictures. Please click to see the accompanying post, “Happy 60th Anniversary to Mama and Papa Giacalone” (Sept. 13, 2007), which has a little prose and a batch of haiku and senryu.
update (December 6, 2007):
Tim & Brandy with newborn Addison (Nov. 2006):
Mama G. acting silly in NC with Jordan Matthews (Nov. 2007)
Mama G. in NC with Addison Matthews (Nov. 2007)
– Blake & Jordan Matthews (Nov. 2007)