Monday, July 26, 2010

Love Quote of the Week

"New love is the brightest, and long love is the greatest, but revived love is the tenderest thing known on earth." - Thomas Hardy

Monday, July 19, 2010

Love Quote of the Week

"The secret to having a good marriage is to understand that marriage must be total, it must be permanent, and it must be equal." - Frank Pittman

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Couple Celebrates 70th Anniversary

A Texas couple whose love has survived 12 presidents and two world wars, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary surrounded by family and friends.

The couple has a special request: no gifts, only prayers for their continued health and happiness.

To read more, please click here.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Love Quote of the Week

"What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility." - Leo Tolstoy

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sneak Peak - 365 Senior Love Stories Profile

Profile: Howard and Rita

A solider in the US Army during WWII, Howard was stationed in the Philippines and Japan. Shortly after the war ended, he returned to Manila where he was once again stationed.

While working as part of an operation to help remove troops and equipment, he met his wife Rita, a 17 year old who had just spent the past four years under brutal Japanese occupation for women and children during the War. Rita was assisting the military in a clerical position.

"I was immediately attracted to her," he said. "I thought she was a tough, intelligent young gal."

"We worked together," recalls Rita. "I thought he was a nice, handsome guy."

After a short courtship, the couple married. However, three months following their wedding, Howard was forced to return to the states because of an illness.

The two corresponded during this time by writing letters. It wasn't until three months later, that Rita made the journey from the Philippines to Atlanta.

"I was on a ship for 21 days," recalls Rita. "I then had to take a train from Oakland to Atlanta which took six days. When I arrived in Atlanta, I was scared to meet his family. I was only 18 years old."

Currently, the happy couple resides at a continuing care retirement community, Park Springs, and enjoy a fun filled life with great kids and grand kids.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Love Quote of the Week

"You don't marry one person; you marry three: the person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to become as a result of being married to you." - Richard Needham