I went into what used to be Frances's Antiques at 701 W Race today. It is now called Dale's Collectables Antiques and Flea Market. It is now operated by A D and Frances Dale's children. Frances has passed on and A D closed the antique shop.
On the wall was this picture of A D and Frances. I fell in love. I begged to be able to put this picture on this blog. Not only is it a great picture of A D and Frances but it is telling a story.
Look at the table on the right filled with food including fresh pickled peaches and peppers. It must have been a "dinner on the grounds." Look at the cake they are holding. Do you think the guys were allowed to bid on the cakes baked by the girls?
And look at the old trucks in the background. There is even a little kid in the background looking knowingly at the smiling couple. He was probably a little brother being a brat ! LOL
It truly is a picture of the way life used to be. Whether they were already married at this time is something we'll have to find out. They were truly handsome and they ended up having a great marriage and great kids.
Stop by the newly opened shop and meet Erma Hitchcock, daughter, who was gracious enough to loan me this picture.