Originally posted on Writer in Florida:
Theirs wasn’t a life of luxury or glamour. There were no vacations to exotic destinations or fancy gifts on momentous occasions. In fact, they never even had a honeymoon.
But what Bovio “Bob” Ceraolo and his wife Mary have had in their seven decades of marriage is far more valuable than anything they could buy — a deep and lasting love that has survived wars, poverty, sickness and separation.
It’s a love that persists despite age and time. One that, all these years later, still makes the 95-year-old Mary weep when she talks about it.
Thanksgiving wasn’t the same this year without her beloved Bob at home, but Mary is thankful all the same.
“He’s my life,” she said, dotting her tear-filled eyes with a napkin off her lunch tray. “He was always so good to me.”
It’s a warm and breezy afternoon…
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