“My mam and dad met when they were 14, at the local swimming pool. It was the beginning of the Second World War, so my father went off to the navy, and mam wrote to him for the four years he was away. This was how their relationship grew; through the letters. She left over two thousand letters for me when she died last year. I don’t think there could be a more beautiful memory of their relationship. I always get inspired by the level of respect and love they had for each other, reading those letters.
I often think it’s funny that I also met my husband when I was 14. We met in the local youth club and both had a crush on each other, but he was too shy to let me know. After we went our separate ways and met by chance on a bus, years later. By then he wasn’t as shy anymore, and we got married a couple of years later. Now we have three children and six grandchildren. “
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