Alice Martin and Edward Christopher from Pennsylvania were high school sweethearts in the the 60’s and on this Valentine’s Day weekend they are finally saying “I do”, a wedding 50 years in the making.
The couple dated back in the late 1960s until he joined the Navy. They each went separate ways and married other people, but both of their spouses have since passed away.
That’s when Edward got some news about Alice last fall and he decided to try and get in touch again after 50 years.
“A friend of mine told me that she was sick, and I was just curious. My wife died, so I was just curious to see what she was doing,” said Edward. I think it was in October that he came to my door, knocking on my door, looking her up and she was in a senior living center. She had a few health problems, so he called her up, went down there, and ever since it’s been a go,” said Phillips.
“It’s something you would never think would happen again, something you dream about where after 50 years how getting back together, childhood sweethearts again,” said Edward. “Now we’re getting married, so that’s the way it is.”
The couple is a living reminder that true love is never really lost, and that’s the advice they offer to people still looking for love this Valentine’s Day.