That's the age estimate the homeowner (and new friend) gave me on the latest "True Love Always" carving. I've mentioned before that I live in a wonderful old historic town. This drawing happens to be painted inside the detached garage of one of those beautifully renovated century homes, which gives a very wide span in predicting it's age.
I always have so many questions when I see these declarations. This was no exception. Of course I wonder who Brad and Amy are, how old they were, how long this marking has been here. I knew quite a few Brad and Amy's back in my high school days, so I imagine they are around my age. The handwriting to me looks feminine. I also noticed that Brad's name is first and more care is taken to writing his name. Which leads me to think Amy lived in this house and made these marks. I also have to wonder how her parents felt about her marking up the garage. And then I think, maybe it was a married couple excited about buying their new home.
In any case, if Brad and Amy are interested in a visit to the garage, their time is running out. The building and the carving are to be torn down in the next few weeks.
On a personal note, I do want to thank my new friend both for bringing this to my attention and allowing me to photograph it. Met her and her husband at a dinner party last week (she's the one holding the wine bottle near the fire in my last wine post). Thank you to "the real MH"!