Love and Romance

Barbara Vey -- February 14th, 2013


Today is the day that symbolizes love and romance.  There are hearts and candy and flowers everywhere.  There are teddy bears with big red bows and restaurants with lots of reservations and I’m sure there will be a few proposals before the day is over.




    Connecticut Couple Honored as 'Longest Married' in U.S. (ABC News)     Connecticut Couple Honored as 'Longest Married' in U.S. (ABC News)

Connecticut Couple Honored as ‘Longest Married’ in U.S. (ABC News) 

Here’s a couple who know a thing or two about love.  John and Ann Betar of Fairfield, Conn. were married in November 1932.  They’ve been married 80 years.  In this day and age of 5 minute marriages (yes, Kim Kardashian, I’m talking about you), it’s refreshing to see that there is everlasting love somewhere.  I even saw where one law firm is offering free divorces today and how sad is that?

But, back to love.  This has to be an extra special day for readers and writers of romance, so how about sharing your love story.  Tell us about your special Valentine.  How did you meet?  What makes you stay together?  What’s your everlasting love story?

Bottom Line:  All you need is love.  But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. ~ Charles M. Schulz

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11 thoughts on “Love and Romance

  1. joysann

    Michael and I were both in the US Air Force when we met at a new permanent duty base orientation class. I did NOT drop my pencil on purpose, regardless of what he says… at least, not the first time.

  2. Bertrice Small

    My George and I met on May 9th, 1962. We were married on
    October 5th, 1963. We were married 49 years when he died
    last year. My folks were married over 60 years, and so were
    my in-laws. I have to say G. and I had a good marriage, and
    I miss him like the very dickens. No yellow roses for me today.
    (SIGH) Wish we had had more time together.

  3. Jessica Aspen

    I hope Beatrice you buy yourself some yellow roses, knowing George would if he could.
    My husband and I met when we were sixteen and married ten years later after lots of ups and downs. But I’m glad for those ups and downs because they helped get us ready for the inevitable roller coaster ride of marriage and we’ve held on for nearly twenty years of those ups and downs, twists and turns. My parents have been married 56 years and I hope I have him at least that long. I keep telling him he needs to stick around because it’s too much work to train another one! :)

  4. Cathy Maxwell

    I love St. Valentine’s Day because it is a moment to celebrate all kinds of love. I enjoy seeing men buying flowers and women picking out cards. Of course, for some of us, it is “Single Awareness Day.” I combat that by celebrating ALL the people I love in my life.

  5. Susan in AZ

    I did not want to get up this morning. At. All.
    My arthritis was paining me again.

    Until hubby announced he wanted champagne and chocolate for breakfast?!! I was up so fast…
    He knows me well.

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