If At First You Don’t Succeed…

This is Lena Henderson and Roland Davis. They’re getting married on saturday in Buffalo, New York.

What’s so unusual about that? Well, there is the fact that the couple married as teenagers, had four children together, and divorced in 1964.

The article I read didn’t include any information on why they broke up in the first place, but that’s something of a moot point now, isn’t it?

What’s important is that since the divorce, Henderson and Davis have remained in touch and on good terms. In fact, when Davis’ second wife had issues with him, she turned to Henderson for advice as often as not.

A few months ago, Davis found himself widowed and alone in Colorado Springs. When his oldest daughter, Johnnie Mae Funderbirk, encouraged him to come visit the family back in Buffalo, he did. And he fell back in love with his first wife. She happily accepted the marriage proposal he made over the phone.

So at the age of eighty-five, they’ll tie the knot for a second time.

Here’s hoping that in this case, twice is a charm!

3 Responses to “If At First You Don’t Succeed…”

  1. Jo says:

    Awwww! Sweet 🙂

  2. Very romantic. Love has no age.

  3. Michelle says:

    oh how sweet! What a great ending to their farytale!