Couple Uses the Same Valentine's Day Card for 70 Years

Harry Ward got to know Doris in a bomb shelter in Bristol, UK, during an air raid in November, 1940. Three months later, he gave his sweetheart a card on Valentine's Day as he left town to go to war. They married the next year, then had children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. They still use the same card every year:

Mr Ward, now 88, said: 'I knew Doris was the one for me the moment I met her. It was a heck of a night during the Blitz, but at least it meant we met each other. I gave her the Valentine's card then and she is still my Valentine now."

Mrs Ward's card – which reads "Two hearts entwine this Valentine. True love makes it sincere" – is not the only thing that has endured the passing of time.

"Harry is quite romantic and we are still going strong together after all these years," she said.

"The secret to our happy marriage is that we never go to bed without a kiss goodnight. We are as still in love as the day he first gave me this card."


Link | Photo (unrelated) via Flickr user Partha Sarathi Sahana used under Creative Commons license

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