|Newlyweds Robert Mitchell Haire and Ada Laurie Bryant|
I always want to gack at this self-congratulatory boasting.
Then, a couple Sunday ago, the Times ran the story of the marriage of Robert Mitchell Haire, 86, and Ada Laurie Bryant, 97
The nice thing about the article was that, unlike so many stories about people marrying late in life, this piece was not a condescending "aren't they cute" puff piece.
It reads as a just the facts ma'am account of their courtship and wedding. And it proves that love can strike anytime, anywhere, unpredictably.
I was struck by Mr. Haire's assertion that navigating love, and doing the right thing, doesn't change over the decades.
All the butterflies are still there, which is a great thing. This is how Haire describes the courtship:
Congratulations to the happy couple!