Posts tagged "love stories"

It’s Time To Cry: Man Finds Lost WWII Love Letter He’d Written To His Late Wife

Even the coldest, most bitter of hearts will melt at the sight of 90-year-old Bill Moore gushing over his late wife of 63 years, Bernadean. Bill and Bernadean were dating when he was just a 20-year-old fighting in World War II, back in 1945. While he was deployed, he wrote her countless love letters. Bernadean saved every one, but they were…
By: Claire Hannum / February 19, 2015

Blind Couple Marries After Their Guide Dogs Become Inseparable

Prepare the Kleenex, for this is maybe the cutest story ever. Back in 2012, Claire Johnson and Mark Gaffey, who are both blind, met after they each signed up to be paired with seeing-eye companions at a guide dog training program in the UK. For two weeks, they worked extensively with their Labrador retrievers, Venice and Rodd,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 27, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: Couple Married For 65 Years Dies 11 Hours Apart

Harold and Ruth Knapke were childhood friends who started a romantic correspondence while Harold, known as "Doc," served in the army during World War II. The wartime flirtation turned into a real-life relationship when Doc returned (as Ruth put it, "I let him chase me until I caught him!"), and the couple were soon married. During…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 26, 2013

Girl Talk: The Anatomy Of A Failed Relationship

If you are the hopeless romantic type, this story might appeal to you. Alternately, if you are the jaded, anti-love breakup schadenfreude type, this story might appeal to you, too. This is about the last time I fell over-the-top in love, and the really terrible way it ended.
By: Julie Gerstein / March 7, 2011

Paternity Test Reunites Couple After 23 Years Apart

A couple in England was reunited recently after over 23 years apart when the woman tracked down the man to give a DNA sample for a paternity test. Sarah Daniels, 42, showed up at Roy Cook's door after ending their brief eight-month romance 23 years earlier. She was 17 the last time she…
By: Wendy Atterberry / December 29, 2010

The Weirdest Love Stories Of 2010

Despite having the most information (ever) at our fingertips and the greatest likelihood (ever) of being caught and made an object of public scorn and ridicule for doing dumb things, we are living in an age of people doing really dumb stuff. Sure, people have always done super ridiculous stuff (like creating the Anglican church)…
By: YourTango.com / December 25, 2010

Watch The Story Of Danny And Annie

Get your tissues ready for this one. StoryCorps, an organization that records and archives people's stories, has started broadcasting animated shorts of some of those stories on a PBS show called "POV." This one, called "Danny and Annie," is the tearjerker tale of "Brooklynites Danny, an OTB clerk, and Annie, a nurse," [who]…
By: Wendy Atterberry / August 25, 2010

81-Year-Old Sweethearts Reunite After 62 Years

Well, my eye makeup is ruined. This is the story of Jack, an 81-year-old widowed veteran, en route to see his high school sweetheart, who he hasn't seen in over 60 years. Recently back in touch, the two have been talking on the phone and have exchanged photos. "She hasn't aged well," he says, "but…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 28, 2010

And The Prize Goes To … Our Favorite Story Of First Love

Last Friday, we asked you to share your story of first love in exchange for a copy of Us: Americans Talk About Love. Well, a ton of you sent in amazing tales of how you knew you were in love for the first time. We laughed, we cried, and then we decided reader Erin'…
By: Catherine Strawn / January 22, 2010

Win This! Us: Americans Talk About Love

Love is one of those things that’s hard to describe and even harder to understand. We can't really know what love is until we're in it, and the love between two people is unique, so even if you've been in love, you’ll never understand another couple's relationship. Us: Americans Talk About Love lets us peek…
By: Catherine Strawn / January 15, 2010

6 Heartwarming Stories Of Old Love From 2009

The bad things that happen in the world tend to stick in our minds a little more than the good stuff, which is unfortunate, because a lot of wonderful things happened in 2009. Even more heartwarming than stories about young people falling in love are ones about older people who are still in love or…
By: Catherine Strawn / December 21, 2009

Mushy Moment Of The Day: Couple Marries After Long-Lost Love Letter Was Discovered

This is one of those moments that makes me believe true love does exist. Steve Smith and Carmen Ruiz-Perez, both 42, finally walked down the aisle after 16 years of separation. The couple fell in love and became engaged when they were in their 20s, but drifted apart when Ruiz-Perez had to move back to…
By: Annika Harris / July 21, 2009

A Love Story Like Titanic

Love stories about old people make us happy -- why do you think Titanic and The Notebook did so well? -- and a story in the Guardian this week could easily become Gena Rowlands' next movie. Almost 70 years ago, a woman and her fiancé got into a huge fight just months before their wedding…
By: Catherine Strawn / February 1, 2008