An old man asked her to be his bride, but he never expected her to say this

There are few things in life that know no bounds.

True love doesn’t discriminate. It can happen to anyone and anytime.

Matters of distance, life complications or even the challenges that come with age are no factor.

Love simply persists.

The Rifle Bird shared this story that explains what happens when the elderly fall in love.

Here’s what happened.

Louie and Rose lived in an old folks’ retirement community, he a widower and she a widow. They had known each other for a number of years.

One evening there was a community supper in the big activity center. The two were at the same table, across from one another.

As the meal went on, Louie took a few admiring glances at Rose and finally gathered the courage to ask her: “Will you marry me?”

After about six seconds of ‘careful consideration,’ she answered “Yes. Yes, I will.”

The meal ended and, with a few more pleasant exchanges, they went to their respective places.
Next morning, Louie was troubled. “Did she say ‘yes’ or did she say ‘no’?” He couldn’t remember. Try as he might, he just could not recall. Not even a faint memory.

With trepidation, he went to the telephone and called Rose. First, he explained that he didn’t remember as well as he used to. Then he reviewed the lovely evening past. As he gained a little more courage, he inquired, “When I asked if you would marry me, did you say ‘Yes’ or did you say ‘No’?”

He was delighted to hear Rose say, “Why, I said, ‘Yes, yes I will’ and I meant it with all my heart.”

Then she continued, “I am so glad that you called, because I couldn’t remember who had asked me.”


As hard as we may try to age with grace, it usually doesn’t quite go as we’d hoped. In all honesty, we can’t help but eventually lose a puzzle piece or two of the complete picture.

But there’s no need to stress! You won’t be the only one.

You just need to find the right match who can fill in the gaps.

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