After 60 years, married all over again

The Kozlovs, reunited

I just wanted to toss a sweet little story at you guys before jetting off for the weekend. Anna and Boris Kozlov were married in 1946, just before Boris had to report back to his military unit. A mere three days after they said their “I dos,” he was gone.

A short time later, Anna was branded an enemy of the state like her father before her and sent into internal exile in Siberia.

On his return, Boris was distraught. “She was always waiting for me when I came home, but this time there was no sign of her,” he said. “Nobody knew where they were, or what had happened to Anna. That’s how we lost any track of each other”.

Anna was eventually coerced into remarriage by her mother. Boris, thinking Anna lost forever, also remarried. They each, however, outlived their spouses.

More than half a century after they were separated, both Anna and Boris decided to return to their home village. He was visiting the grave of his parents…she had apparently returned to lay eyes on the home they occupied together for the three days of their marriage.

When Anna Kozlov caught sight of the elderly man clambering out of a car in her home village of Borovlyanka in Siberia, she stopped dead in her tracks, convinced her eyes were playing tricks.

There, in front of her, was Boris, the man she had fallen in love with and married 60 years earlier.

“[Boris] ran up to her and said: ‘My darling, I’ve been waiting for you for so long. My wife, my life…’

The couple has since remarried, though it took Boris a bit to convince Anna to don a bride’s garb for a third time.

“Since we found each other again, I swear we haven’t had a single quarrel. We’ve been parted for so long and who knows how much is left for us, so we just don’t want to lose time on arguing.”

Isn’t that just the coolest? I hope that both of them live a long, long time so they get to enjoy each other for many years to come.

One Response to “After 60 years, married all over again”

  1. sara says:

    That is a beautiful, beautiful story. Thanks for sharing!