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Old 06-29-2010, 03:12 PM
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'Wow, what a long engagement that was!'

this is the most touching story i've read in a LONG while.

'Wow, what a long engagement that was!'
By Ellen McCarthy
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, June 27, 2010

...When Henry learned Bob was staying at a seedy boarding house, he invitedhim to stay the night in his guest room, saying, "tomorrow we'll find you something."

But that never happened. They fell in love, and Bob "stayed and stayed" -- through good times and bad, sickness and health, through Stonewall and Vietnam, through the terms of 12 U.S. presidents, starting with Harry Truman. Through the loss of more friends than they care to count. They stayed together long enough to witness what they thought was impossible: Last Sunday, they exercised their newfound right, exchanging vows on a rooftop overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue, turning their six-decade relationship into a marriage.

"Wow, what a long engagement that was!" Bob said to their guests. "Sixty-two years! Something had to give."

read the entire article HERE.
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Old 06-29-2010, 03:42 PM
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Awwww. Thank you for sharing this!
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Old 06-29-2010, 03:49 PM
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:01 PM
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I like hearing about couples who "make it" - regardless of gender.
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Old 06-29-2010, 05:37 PM
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Aww. That gave me warm fuzzies.
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:03 PM
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Oh my goodness, I just want to reach out and hug them.

LMAO at the Van Johnson comment.
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:38 AM
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Oh, they were too cute!

They seem like the epitome of "in sickness and health...for better for worse."
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