My Mum and Dad met as children in the 1930s, partnered up as teenagers, and were inseparable until the day pa exited this world a few years back. Just a random tweet of admiration, folks
Both families simply assumed them to be a love match from the time they were very small children. How unusual to live your whole life - like, from the time of your first memories - knowing that you had found The One? And being right! It's incredible, when I think about it
As children we grew up listening each night to Mum and Dad talking in bed. Both were busy (five kids!), and so this was when they'd catch up and discuss their day. After Dad passed, Mum never broke the habit. She ended each day with a conversation to the empty side of the bed
She wasn't batty, or even sad. It was just a habit. This went on at least a couple years. My wife & I, on visits to Oz, would lie in the spare room & listen to her full and lucid recounting of the day to Dad, abt how we were keeping her company and what the neighbours were doing
How lucky they were to have found each other so soon, and to have lasted so long!
Bonus wedding shot, and on the peak-to-peak gondola at Whistler (Dad, terrified of heights, trying to look cool)

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