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A fateful trip to the airport and ‘goodbye’ waves resulted in 66 (and counting) years of marriage

A fateful trip to the airport and ‘goodbye’ waves resulted in 66 (and counting) years of marriage

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

It was post-World War II Los Angeles. Two recent college graduates, one returned from war service in the Navy, had known each other slightly growing up. One had grown up in Windsor Square, the other in Hancock Park. But they had been three years apart in age, and they really didn’t socialize. Both families — […]

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Romance and flowers win the day in Washington, D.C.

Romance and flowers win the day in Washington, D.C.

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Kathleen and Robert Barnes met on a rainy winter evening in Washington, D.C., where Kathleen was attending the University of Maryland and Robert was working on Capitol Hill as a press secretary. At the time, Kathleen was going out with Robert’s best friend from grade school, but when Robert met her that evening he knew […]

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Love on Larchmont: Local couple tell us how they met

Love on Larchmont: Local couple tell us how they met

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Leah met Matt Purse in 2011 while working as a barista at Peet’s Coffee in Larchmont Village. “He was a regular at the coffee shop and lived in the neighborhood, and I fell in love with him at first sight,” she tells us. Initial conversations over Matt’s “wonderful little English bulldog, Dougal,” (who has been […]

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Valentines speak of chance encounters, whirlwind romances

Valentines speak of chance encounters, whirlwind romances

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Couple brought together by riots Jack Merrick is fond of saying that Rodney King brought he and his wife Margot—”the love of my life”—together. “It was under the duress of the curfew imposed after the L.A. riots that I had the bright idea to head to Palm Springs with some buddies,” he recalls. “Within three […]

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