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(Daily Mail)   They met as teenagers, her parents intercepted the letter with his marriage proposal. Then he was drafted as World War II broke out. Nearly 70 years later, they got married, in a very, very dusty room   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 52
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2013-07-21 02:52:18 PM  
B-b-b-but, marriage is supposed to be about reproduction, not love!
 
2013-07-21 03:28:19 PM  
And they'll fall asleep in each others arms and never wake up.
 
2013-07-21 03:30:28 PM  
Wow, especially if their first marriages were unhappy, I'd never be able to forgive her meddling parents.
 
2013-07-21 04:43:48 PM  
Did they invite the parents to the ceremony?
 
2013-07-21 04:44:26 PM  
If I was him, I would visit the parents grave once a year.

And then pee on it.
 
2013-07-21 04:46:00 PM  
fark you, parents! If you feel the need to lie to your children in order to be a good parent then you are not a good parent.
 
2013-07-21 04:47:51 PM  

Earguy: Wow, especially if their first marriages were unhappy, I'd never be able to forgive her meddling parents.


on the bright side, he got the last laugh by finally marrying the gal?

/not much of a silver lining of you need a bathtub full of Viagra to get in a spiteful fark
 
2013-07-21 04:48:02 PM  
WTF is the woman on the very right wearing?
 
2013-07-21 04:50:26 PM  

LessO2: WTF is the woman on the very right wearing?


www.gamasutra.com
 
2013-07-21 04:50:46 PM  
When they consummate the marriage, their wrinkles will act like velcro someone will have to separate them after
 
2013-07-21 04:50:49 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/#/watch?v=hbiKYBJJ3N0&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv% 3DhbiKYBJJ3N0
 
2013-07-21 04:51:31 PM  
shiat like this makes me hope there's an afterlife.  Both so the couple can have more time together and so the parents have somewhere to suffer.
 
2013-07-21 04:51:49 PM  
None of this matters, because KAREN GILLAN IS BALD!
 
2013-07-21 04:55:55 PM  
Unless I had evidence that someone was going to hurt one of my kids, I would always approve, because you have no idea what people have together.

Know a couple who just celebrated 50 years together. Her mother disapproved of him because he was just a poor farming boy. But he worked his ass off, for her and their kids. Ended up retiring running dozens of farms for a large farming organisation.
 
2013-07-21 05:01:00 PM  
www.kancoll.org
I have conquered my defective image posting gene!
 
2013-07-21 05:02:46 PM  

farkeruk: Know a couple who just celebrated 50 years together. Her mother disapproved of him because he was just a poor farming boy. But he worked his ass off, for her and their kids. Ended up retiring running dozens of farms for a large farming organisation.


And then there's this guy...

www.joevautour.com
 
2013-07-21 05:03:18 PM  

camaroash: shiat like this makes me hope there's an afterlife.


There isn't, the same way there isn't a beforelife. Life extension on the other hand...
 
2013-07-21 05:04:06 PM  
Another facebook hook-up, no doubt.

/Her parents sucked.
 
2013-07-21 05:14:24 PM  
It'll never last
 
2013-07-21 05:17:35 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: camaroash: shiat like this makes me hope there's an afterlife.

There isn't, the same way there isn't a beforelife. Life extension on the other hand...


Cool like Walt Disney's cryogenically frozen head.
 
2013-07-21 05:25:47 PM  
Sweet story.
 
2013-07-21 05:27:57 PM  
This happens every week.  And every homeless man you meet is a Vietnam veteran.  And every Nigerian Prince introducing himself over e-mail is a Nigerian Prince.

Or maybe two old widows who couldn't care less about each other were paid a few hundred pounds each to pose for a photo so they could roll out yet another sappy "reunited after 50+ years" story because no one would fact check it and it's a slow news day.

OK, maybe this one is true.  I wouldn't be shocked if it was.  But damn if this doesn't happen way too often for all of them to be true.
 
2013-07-21 05:33:11 PM  
I didn't think the U.S. draft was instituted until Vietnam...
 
2013-07-21 05:46:17 PM  

glass_ibis: I didn't think the U.S. draft was instituted until Vietnam...


Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck got drafted in World War II.
 
2013-07-21 05:55:39 PM  

NutWrench: glass_ibis: I didn't think the U.S. draft was instituted until Vietnam...

Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck got drafted in World War II.


My great-grandfather got drafted in the Civil War. True story.
 
2013-07-21 06:01:56 PM  
The house my wife used to own had a similar story. Teenage couple talking marriage, then separated by WWII. After the war, they both ended up with different spouses, and raised their families in different towns. After their spouses died, they moved back to their hometown, got married in their 70s and built the house my wife later bought. They were absolutely adored by the neighbors there and were totally in love. They died within weeks of each other in their 80s.

//underneath the carpet, my wife found beautiful hardwood floors which were inexplicably covered up by some of the intervening owners
 
2013-07-21 06:21:48 PM  

dragonchild: This happens every week.  And every homeless man you meet is a Vietnam veteran.  And every Nigerian Prince introducing himself over e-mail is a Nigerian Prince.

Or maybe two old widows who couldn't care less about each other were paid a few hundred pounds each to pose for a photo so they could roll out yet another sappy "reunited after 50+ years" story because no one would fact check it and it's a slow news day.

OK, maybe this one is true.  I wouldn't be shocked if it was.  But damn if this doesn't happen way too often for all of them to be true.


Well, aren't you a little ray of sunshine!
 
2013-07-21 06:24:30 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: camaroash: shiat like this makes me hope there's an afterlife.

There isn't, the same way there isn't a beforelife. Life extension on the other hand...


And all we need to live to 200 is to stop funding NASA.
 
2013-07-21 06:40:55 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: camaroash: shiat like this makes me hope there's an afterlife.

There isn't, the same way there isn't a beforelife. Life extension on the other hand...


OH GREAT it's sunday evening here and now I have to think - jeeze thanks a-LOT

seriously-never saw it from that angle before - how brilliant of you- Thanks
 
2013-07-21 06:44:47 PM  

Earguy: Wow, especially if their first marriages were unhappy, I'd never be able to forgive her meddling parents.


I wonder if their parents boycotted the wedding.
 
2013-07-21 06:45:21 PM  
When her parents were notified of the marriage, they were mortified.
 
2013-07-21 06:45:42 PM  

Feel_the_velvet: Did they invite the parents to the ceremony?


Ah. You beat me to it. If only I read a few more comments before my post.
 
2013-07-21 06:47:22 PM  

Dear Jerk: [www.kancoll.org image 500x317]
I have conquered my defective image posting gene!


But I just rock-melon with you?
 
2013-07-21 06:48:11 PM  

Neondistraction: Quantum Apostrophe: camaroash: shiat like this makes me hope there's an afterlife.

There isn't, the same way there isn't a beforelife. Life extension on the other hand...

And all we need to live to 200 is to stop funding NASA.


More to the point, what are we going to do when the 7 billion of us here on the third rock suddenly stop dying at 80 years old? We better hope the birth rate keeps dropping like a stone.

/I've argued plenty with QA, but I'm in his camp on this question...fark dying!
 
2013-07-21 06:48:41 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: camaroash: shiat like this makes me hope there's an afterlife.

There isn't, the same way there isn't a beforelife. Life extension on the other hand...


How do you know that? Stating something is or isn't without any hard evidence is just as unscientific as those who are sure there is.
 
2013-07-21 06:56:03 PM  
 
2013-07-21 07:25:35 PM  
I read that as "she has a very dusty womb"
 
2013-07-21 07:28:36 PM  
Look this guy murder innocent people.  He is not a hero.
 
2013-07-21 07:39:46 PM  
Let it be, parents, unless you know for a fact there is some danger. One of my best friends was disowned by her father when she became engaged to a black man. Her mother was accepting and wanted the best for them (parents were divorced btw). 25 years later they have one of the strongest marriages I know of, and a drop dead gorgeous daughter who attends UCLA on full academic scholarship, sings like an angel, plays 3 musical instruments and will probably be famous one day. My friend's dad will never know his amazing grandchild. His loss.

I will be open to who my son decides to marry. He knows I despise foot-draggers, though. When I see a girl in flip flops, walking with the "scrape scrape scrape" sound, I want to yell "Pick up your damn feet!" I really don't want him to bring a foot-dragger home.
 
2013-07-21 07:43:35 PM  
Wow. She needed some hair help, but she was a looker!
 
2013-07-21 07:58:16 PM  
Hey Subby, don't you mean, "in a very, very, dusty snatch"?
 
2013-07-21 08:03:54 PM  

HighlanderRPI: When they consummate the marriage, their wrinkles will act like velcro someone will have to separate them after


That's what a thorough mayonnaise slathering is for.
 
2013-07-21 08:08:43 PM  

Propain_az: Look this guy murder innocent people.  He is not a hero.


You're life must be devoid of anything decent if you feel the need to anonymously post shiat like this on internet forums.  I pity you.
 
2013-07-21 08:14:22 PM  

ginkor: When her parents were notified of the marriage, they were mortified.


Thank you, ginkor, thank you.
 
2013-07-21 09:30:39 PM  

Neondistraction: Quantum Apostrophe: camaroash: shiat like this makes me hope there's an afterlife.

There isn't, the same way there isn't a beforelife. Life extension on the other hand...

And all we need to live to 200 is to stop funding NASA.


Um... Who said that? Do you have a cite?

kg2095: Quantum Apostrophe: camaroash: shiat like this makes me hope there's an afterlife.

There isn't, the same way there isn't a beforelife. Life extension on the other hand...

How do you know that? Stating something is or isn't without any hard evidence is just as unscientific as those who are sure there is.


Not at all. No one has supplied any evidence for a beforelife. You think there is one? Show me.
 
2013-07-21 10:56:31 PM  
and they will return to the dust, possibly together...

did they die yet?

/dnrtfa
 
2013-07-21 11:19:15 PM  
The WWII photo of the guy looks like Francis Sawyer from Stripes.  My image paste skillz are poor, so I'll leave it to someone better than me to post a comparison.
 
2013-07-21 11:46:17 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: If I was him, I would visit the parents grave once a year.

And then pee on it.


And then shout "I banged your daughter!"
 
2013-07-22 12:25:07 AM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Satanic_Hamster: If I was him, I would visit the parents grave once a year.

And then pee on it.

And then shout "I banged your daughter!"


Fart, and walk away satisfied.
 
2013-07-22 02:16:34 AM  

freetomato: Let it be, parents, unless you know for a fact there is some danger. One of my best friends was disowned by her father when she became engaged to a black man. Her mother was accepting and wanted the best for them (parents were divorced btw). 25 years later they have one of the strongest marriages I know of, and a drop dead gorgeous daughter who attends UCLA on full academic scholarship, sings like an angel, plays 3 musical instruments and will probably be famous one day. My friend's dad will never know his amazing grandchild. His loss.

I will be open to who my son decides to marry. He knows I despise foot-draggers, though. When I see a girl in flip flops, walking with the "scrape scrape scrape" sound, I want to yell "Pick up your damn feet!" I really don't want him to bring a foot-dragger home.


My parents didn't approve of my boyfriend, weren't sure about him by the time he became my fiance, and come our third wedding anniversary and seventh year as a couple, they like him better than me.

Apparently this is surprisingly common. It's cool, though, his folks like me better, too.
 
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