Almost 50 years after divorce, couple to remarry

By August 8, 2012Divorce

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C posted in Divorce on Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Many married couples come to a point where they consider breaking up and ending their marriage. But often, one of them will say, “let’s give it another try.” Rarely does that second effort come nearly 50 years later, however.

That’s the case with a couple far from us in St. Louis. The Seneca, New York, pair got a divorce back in 1964, when black and white TVs were the norm, years before the moon landing and decades before there was an internet.

The couple married as teenagers in Tennessee as World War Two was winding down in the 1940s.

The couple had four children together, but their divorce wasn’t rancorous. They managed to remain friendly and stay in touch with each other over the years.

Their youngest daughter remembers how respectfully the two treated each other in the years after their divorce: “My mother never had a harsh or contrary word to say about my dad, and my dad never had anything but loving remarks to make about my mother.”

He remarried and moved to Canada, but after his second wife died, he decided to return to the U.S. He decided to do even more than that, as it turns out.

“Will you marry me again?” he asked his former wife over the phone.

“Well, well, yes,” she answered.

So the two, each 85 years old, have retied that knot a second time.

The newlywed husband says, “I always thought it might happen. It was always in the back of my mind. We’re just thankful that we could get back together.”

Everyone appears to be certain that this is one couple that hasn’t rushed into a marriage.

Source: Yahoo News, “Couple to remarry almost 50 years after divorce,” Claudine Zap, July 30, 2012