Tag: Valentines

Noodles, boxed wine led to love

Noodles, boxed wine led to love

| January 29, 2020 | 1 Comment

Dr. David Skaggs and Dr. Valerie Ulene met during their medical school years at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in the late 1980s. The first encounter was unremarkable save for the memory of Val’s voice, which resonated with David, and the image of David eating ramen noodles in his apartment with his mother, […]

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Crossed wires spell love for couple celebrating 47 years together

Crossed wires spell love for couple celebrating 47 years together

| January 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Mike and Anne Fraser met by chance 47 years ago. “I met my husband at my mom’s house,” Anne tells us. She was at her mom’s S. Orange Grove Ave. home, as she was every Friday after work for dinner, when at about 7 p.m. the doorbell rang. “I went to answer the bell, and […]

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Seven-Year Itch? Hardly… it’s more like 40 years of bliss

Seven-Year Itch? Hardly… it’s more like 40 years of bliss

| January 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

We first featured Luis and Carol Fondevila in our 2013 Valentines issue and are happy to inform readers that the past seven years have not resulted in the titular phenomenon. In fact, the couple is celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary this year. Still residing in Windsor Square, Carol reports that life and marriage have only […]

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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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