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Love Blossoms 55 Years Later

She noticed the handsome football player with the friendly smile at Anacortes High School. Faye Asseln recalled, “I had a little crush on him and said to myself, ‘Someday I’d like to meet somebody like him.’ ” He noticed her, too. “She hung on to the walls to get to class,” said Bill Asseln. Faye was born with cerebral palsy. Her mother was told she wouldn’t live beyond her fifth birthday, but Faye proved to be a fighter. She had to cling to the walls at school because she didn’t have a walker or a cane. She said, “Would you believe it? I was never late to class.” Although they’d noticed each other, it would take 55 years for their love story to unfold/Cindy Hval, SR Love Story. More here.

Question: Have you ever run into an old sweetheart at a class reunion? How did that go?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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