New Love in the Golden Years


—by Leigh Stringfellow, Carrboro, N.C.

This was without a doubt my most memorable and romantic Valentine’s Day wedding. The bride phoned me up just three weeks before the wedding. When I heard her voice, I first assumed she was kindly calling on behalf of her granddaughter. She told me plainly, “I’m 92 and I’m getting married, isn’t that something?” She met her groom, age 93, at their retirement community and fell in love, both for a second time. The gathering was to be small—close friends and family—with hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and classical harp music.

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