Posts tagged "love story"

Dater X: The Love I Want

I answered the phone at 10:45 p.m., worried about why my father was calling so late. It was highly unusual for a man who never calls after 8 o’clock, especially since he finally chucked his old cell phone which frequently allowed him to “butt dial” everyone on his recent calls list.

“Hi. What…

By: Dater X 2.0 / September 10, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: Man Publishes Sweet Love Letter To His Wife In The Local Paper For 61st Anniversary

Take notes, because this is how romance is done.

After 61 years of marriage, Bob Phillips admitted to his wife Gail that he’d been looking at other women the entire time they’d been married. But Bob wasn’t ogling them or admiring their beauty. He was looking in every Sunday paper…

By: Katie Oldenburg / July 15, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: Celtics Great Bob Cousy Reflects On Losing His Wife Of 63 Years

“Our marriage was somewhat contrary to tradition. Most couples have the most intensity in the beginning. But I was always working. So we had the best and most romantic part of our marriage at the end. We literally held hands for the last 20 years.”
Bob Cousy, best known to basketball fans for leading…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 2, 2013

Elderly Couple Weds 60 Years After Their Parents Forbid Them From Getting Married

Eileen Lockley and Warner Billington met when they were in high school. The couple dated and fell in love, and wanted to get married, but Eileen’s father thought she was too young to wed and forbid it.

When Billington went into the airforce, Lockley wrote him every day, but eventually the couple drifted…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 1, 2013

Roger Ebert Shares His Epic Love Story With Wife Chaz

We like to tell people we were “introduced by Ann Landers,” which is technically true, although Eppie Lederer didn’t know her at the time. The night I took Eppie to an open AA meeting, we decided to go out to dinner together afterwards; this was the first and only time we ever had dinner for…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 20, 2012

Girl Talk: A New Way Of Seeing In 2012

2011 had scarcely started before my life turned into a heaping pile of dog shit.

The Frisky was being sold to new owners and our jobs (and paychecks) were held in balance. My boyfriend started diddling around with some girl on the Internet, got caught, and dumped me. He asked me to move…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 3, 2012

Girl Talk: I Have A Part-Time Boyfriend

When I tell people, “I live with my boyfriend three days a week,” I often get two reactions. 

1. “That must be-um– challenging.” 

2. “That sounds ideal!”  

The first reaction often comes from a place of concern. How can you have a meaningful long term relationship when you…

By: Sophie Leon / December 29, 2011

It’s Time To Cry: A Holocaust Love Story For The Ages

Jerzy Bielecki was 19-year-old when he was thrown into a German concentration camp, accused of being a member of the Polish resistance. Bielecki spent three years at the camps before he met Cyla Cybulska, a young Polish Jew who was sent there with her brothers and parents. Cyla was the only one of her family…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 28, 2011

Your 10 Best “How My Parents Met” Stories

Last week, we shared the stories of how our parents met. From Ami’s parents — who met at summer camp — to Kate’s mom and dad — who bonded over Shakespeare in the Park — you guys immediately connected and shared your own parents adorable stories. We noticed a couple of startling similarities in so…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 8, 2011

How Did Your Parents Meet?

This past weekend, my dad threw my mom a surprise birthday party. This is the second surprise birthday party he’s thrown her in five years, which is partly because I think he just really enjoys organizing surprises and partly because he really loves my mom and this is his way of making her feel special.

By: Julie Gerstein / August 2, 2011

Girl Talk: Do You Have A Great Love Story?

I’m sitting alone in my apartment on a rainy night. I’m restless, mildly bored, and, yes, I’ll admit it, but please don’t tell anyone … lonely. It’s days like this that I’m sure that there’s no more love in store for me — all of the epically momentous possibilities must have already passed me by.

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 14, 2009

Before There Were Emails, There Were Letters (600 Of Them)

Here’s your daily dose of sweetness: a couple in England who fell in love as teenagers writing letters back and forth during WWII is celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this week. Geoff and Pat Bunyan, now 83 and 82, became friends in 1945 shortly before Geoff was deployed to fight in the war. Over the…

By: Wendy Atterberry / August 18, 2009

Love and War: A Story That Will Melt Your Heart

Warning: this story is so sweet, it’ll give you a Valentine’s candy toothache, but it’s worth it!
When six-year-old Jannah Lynn Medvec was given a homework assignment to write a soldier in Iraq, her recently divorced mother, Carol, took her to church to get the pen pal’s name off a list of military men. The…

By: Simcha / February 11, 2008