Thursday, October 28, 2010

Endangered Species?

A couple who will celebrate their wedding anniversary on November 23 is often referred to as an "endangered species".

The Clarkdale, Arizona couple has been married for 60 years!

To learn more them and how they celebrated the milestone, please click here.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Love Quote of the Week

"When you make a sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship." - Joseph Campbell

Monday, October 18, 2010

Two Naples Couples To Be Featured at Love Story Reading

NAPLES, Fla.—Two Naples couples will be featured as part of the “Love Stories and High Tea” event at The Carlisle Naples, Sun., Oct. 24 at 3 p.m.

Janis R. Ehlers will present a dramatic reading, sharing favorite love stories from the collection she and co-author Kerry Green are compiling for a book entitled “365 Senior Love Stories.”

Ehlers and Green launched a national campaign search in February 2010 seeking love stories from living seniors, age 70 and older. Submissions have been received from across the country including Naples residents Jim and Winnie Perrill and John and Ginny Dill.

The idea for the book was sparked during a visit to The Carlisle, a luxury senior retirement community in Naples, when Ehlers heard the story of the Perrills. The couple shared their romantic love story and Ehlers was inspired.

The Dills, who live at Arbor Trace in North Naples, had also shared their wonderful story and John Dill provided his book of poetry—inspired by his wife—to Ehlers and Green.

Ehlers is the founder the award-winning The Ehlers Group, a strategic marketing and communications company specializing in active adults and senior consumers and communities.

“We often engage in conversation meeting residents at our clients’ communities,” said Ehlers. “They have such diverse, rich histories and we enjoy sharing these memories. When asked to tell us their ‘love story’, they’ve shared stories that can fill chapters. From chance meetings to blind dates to wartime romance to long courtships, these are wonderful heartfelt stories that need to be written down and shared with others.”

Taking “365 Senior Love Stories” dramatic readings to senior communities is Ehlers’ effort to generate more interest in submissions.

“I’m simply a ‘Love Storyteller’,” she said. “Everyone enjoys hearing a great love story.”

For submission guidelines or to arrange for Ehlers to visit your community, please call 954-726-9228 or email

Love Quote of the Week

"Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything." - Katherine Hepburn

Friday, October 15, 2010

Four Years of Courtship...

Joe courted his wife, Doreen, for four years and says it was worth every day of it. The couple shared their fascinating "love story" during an interview highlighting their 65+ years of marriage.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Love Quote of the Week

"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress,
and working together is success" - Henry Ford

Monday, October 4, 2010

"Yes, Dear" - Secret to Successful Marriage?

According to an Escondido man who has been married for 70 years, those two words are the key to a successful marriage.

Carl and his wife, Jan, celebrated their 70 anniversary in August, surrounded by family and long-time friends.

To read more advice from this loving couple, please click here.

Love Quote of the Week

"Married couples who love each other tell each other a thousand things without talking" - Chinese proverb