Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Coincidence or Fate?: The Wedding Picture

According to a Mrs. Eileen Bithell of Portsmouth, England (as printed in The Sunday Times of London on May 5th, 1974), a sign hung over the door to her parents' store, stating the only day on which the store was closed. For over 20 years, the sign hung undisturbed (except for the occasional dusting), until it was taken down two weeks before her brother's wedding to be altered.

When the picture was removed from its frame, another picture fell out. It depicted a girl in her father's arms. The pair in the photograph turned out to be her brother's betrothed and his soon-to-be father-in-law! Of course, the families were unknown to one another at the time the sign was made.

To this day, no one knows how the photograph came to be used as the backing to the sign.

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

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