Stories tagged: love story
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:21 p.m.
Love Story: Friday the 13th a lucky day for this Spokane couple
Some folks believe Friday the 13th is an unlucky day, but for Dave and June Gilstrap it turned out to be anything but.
Fri., March 17, 2017, 5 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: The tale of how Pat and Patty met on St. Patrick’s Day
It was the Friday before St. Patrick’s Day, 1992, which meant St. Patrick’s Day season was well under way. Patty Henchel went to the Hi-Neighbor Tavern on North Monroe with …
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 12:09 a.m.
Love Stories: Spokane couple’s bond spans decades and continents
After that first meeting, Evelyn Anderton called her friend and said, “Gayle, that’s my husband. I don’t know how, but he’s going to be my husband.”
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017
Love Story: 42 years and counting for Spokane couple who fell in love in Africa
Though Nate and Pris Thompson “officially” met in Rwanda, their paths had crossed 13 years earlier when they both attended a high school/ junior college in Wessington Springs, South Dakota.
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 6:35 p.m.
Couple’s messages in a bottle tie strangers together
Somewhere on the currents of Puget Sound is a clear glass wine bottle containing a conversation. It’s been floating with its cargo of letters for the past four years. When …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016
Love story: 40 years later, a crush turns serious
For 10 days they messaged back and forth, catching up on 40 years, and discovering a spark of mutual attraction that quickly became a flame. Freed from the student-teacher taboo, …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016
Love Story: Couple celebrate 70, and ‘such a rewarding life’
They say the value of true love cannot be measured, but when Glenn and FloraBelle Dobbins celebrated their 70th anniversary, Sept. 15, a friend tried. He gave them a penny …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 3:28 p.m.
Love Stories: Adventurous spirit bookends union of 60 years
It was 1953 in tiny Nichols, Iowa, and there wasn’t a lot to do. So Jim Porter and a buddy drove to the big – well, bigger – city of …
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 8:50 p.m.
Arthur Hiller, versatile director of ‘Love Story,’ dies
Arthur Hiller, who received an Oscar nomination for directing the hugely popular romantic tragedy “Love Story” during a career that spanned dozens of popular movies and TV shows, died Wednesday …
Sun., July 24, 2016, 7 p.m.
High school sweethearts reunite, marry four decades later
“It was like no time had really passed by at all,” he said. “I looked at her and saw that 16-year-old girl I remembered.”
Wed., July 20, 2016
Love Story: After five decades, still ‘scrappily and happily’ together
Some people have the benefit of growing up in homes with parents who have loving, lasting relationships. They are raised within the strong, secure bonds of a healthy family, so …
Wed., June 22, 2016
Love Story: After 67 years, they’re still living on love
Jeanie Fuller’s life forever changed when her high school youth group merged with the college group at the Presbyterian church she attended in South Gate, California. She was 16 and …
Wed., June 8, 2016, 3:54 p.m.
Love Story: Romance got rolling on blind date at rink
Gordon Van Leuven wasn’t a fan of blind dates, but in 1945, a night at a local roller rink changed his mind.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 8:14 p.m.
Love Stories: Box of cookies sent to Vietnam was the spark that ignited their long union
Love Story: John and Darlene Rotell married in 1970 after spending a total of five days together.
Wed., March 30, 2016
Front Porch: Stories connect us, wherever we are
Whether at home or across the sea, it’s our stories that connect us.
Wed., March 9, 2016
Love Story: ‘Our life has been our honeymoon’
Secret teen marriage still going strong 60 years later.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
Love story: Marriage lasted decades past mother’s prediction
Ruth Beck should have known it was true love when Herb Beck emerged from his hiding place beneath the cafeteria lunch table. Their high school in Eden, New York, had …
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 4 a.m.
Love Story: Awkward ice breakers didn’t deter romance
The way to win a woman’s heart doesn’t usually start with a series of questions including; “Do you have a tattoo?” and “Do you chew tobacco?” But 20 years ago …
Wed., Dec. 30, 2015
Love Story: Smarts, not speed, credited for bringing Jerry and Bev Graham together
They met on a school bus in Billings, and are still together more than 60 years later.
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015, 4:58 p.m.
‘He’s never quit holding my hand’
When Sally Olson bit into her first slice of pizza at Geno’s Restaurant on February 14, 1963, she was hooked – both on pizza and the guy who’d bought it …
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015
Love story: Globe-trotting romance
The story of how a girl from Czechoslovakia met a boy from New York City in Houston spans six decades and covers the globe.
Thu., Nov. 12, 2015
Love story: Lamers were love at first sight
Asking a girl you’re interested in to get your current girlfriend’s necklace repaired may not be the smoothest way to make a connection, but it worked for Gerold “Gerry” Lamers.
Thu., Sept. 17, 2015
Lightning courtship produces enduring marriage
As whirlwind courtships go, this was a tornado. Ken Lewis met Carolyn Boyette on a Monday, secured a date with her on Wednesday and had an engagement ring on her …
Thu., July 2, 2015
Love Stories: Couple settle down after life spent on the move
The first time John Wilkens saw his future bride, Edith had the mumps. He caught a glimpse of her on the staircase when he came to came to see his …
Thu., June 18, 2015
Bumpy road to matrimony for this couple
The road to true love may never run smooth, but in Archie and Awana McLauchlin’s case the road to matrimony was bumpy indeed, and involved both a car and a …
Thu., May 28, 2015
Love Stories: Seventy five years of marriage ‘wasn’t hard’
Louis Kirschbaum had his eye on his future wife long before she acknowledged his existence. “She was best friends with my sister, Helen,” he said.
Thu., Feb. 5, 2015
A ‘romance forged from coals’
You can’t exactly call them high-school sweethearts, since they only had a handful of dates during their senior year at Central Valley High School – but those dates left an …
Thu., Jan. 8, 2015
Making all the right moves
Sometimes love is all about seizing the moment. That’s certainly the case for Bill and Donna Staeb. When Bill saw Donna walking out of a movie theater with a friend …
Thu., Oct. 9, 2014
Love Stories: Learning to love again
An old Texaco slogan says, “You can trust your car to the man who wears the star,” but Gail Justesen has modified it a bit. “I trusted my heart to …
Thu., March 20, 2014
Love Story: Couple reconnect after being an item in ’50s
There’s something about the magic of first love that time cannot erase. Years may pass, but most of us never forget the first person who captured our hearts. Ollie and …