Life is full of unexpected turns, but once you reach a certain age, drastic changes are few and far between. Once you have an established home and family; You are married, have children and grandchildren and you are almost 90 years old, it is not usual for life to surprise you. But that’s exactly what happened to Katie Smith and Ed Sellers.
Katie and Ed lived in the same town and fell in love when they were 15 and 14 respectively. This happened decades ago when the rules of advertising were completely different. Her parents wouldn’t let her go out alone and they could only see each other when they were home and accompanied by Katie’s younger sister.
You can see her full story in the video below:
“We were together for three years and I didn’t want him to kiss me,” says Katie, now a 90-year-old grandma. Katie and Ed’s relationship didn’t last much longer. Her parents were so strict that at some point they stopped seeing each other and went their separate ways.
Katie eventually married a man with whom she lived for 54 years. Ed also got married and was with his wife for 67 years. From these marriages they had many descendants; Children, grandchildren, great and beautiful families who have accompanied them over the years. They grew old and eventually both lost their life partners.
Nearly two years after losing his wife, Ed looked through an old phone book that he had kept for many years. Then he saw it: Katie’s phone number. Maybe she had changed her number or was already dead. After all, 74 long years had passed, a whole life. But he wasn’t discouraged and dialed the number anyway. To Ed’s surprise, Katie was still very much alive and even living in the same town! They agreed to meet to talk about their lives and reminisce about the good old days when they once fell in love.
When they met, all the old feelings came back. They not only sparked a friendship, they immediately started a relationship. Then, on July 16, 2017, at the ages of 89 and 88, the two finally got married!
What an incredibly touching story of lovers who are reunited almost at the end of their lives. They both joke about how much time they’ll have together: Maybe it’s years, or maybe it’s just a week… there’s no telling, but that doesn’t matter because they’re together now. One thing is for sure, this couple has a good sense of humor!
If Ed hadn’t had the curiosity and courage to find out what happened to Katie, this exciting reunion would never have happened. Look at these two now, just as in love – as if they’ve spent the last seven decades together!
People say there is no such thing as eternal love, but stories like this show that there isn’t! Life is just too short and the moral of the story is that it’s never too late!
https://womenafter40.com/his-wife-died-after-67-years-of-marriage-but-when-he-opens-an-old-phone-book-he-discovers-something/ His wife died after 67 years of marriage. But when he opens an old phone book, he discovers something … – Women After 40