What A Touching Story: Marriage After 50 - 88-Year-Old Marries For The First Time

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Betty Jane Allshouse knows exactly what people mean when they say, "It's never too late."


In November 2012, the 88-year-old retirement home resident got married for the first time to a fellow resident she had met just six months earlier.


The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Saturday that Allshouse dated when she was younger, but never married. She said she gave up thinking about marriage until she moved into a Pennsylvania retirement home in 2011 and Walter Lowman, a 78-year-old widower, sat next to her at dinner one night.


Allshouse said it was love at first sight, and from then on, they talked every night at dinner. After six months, Lowman popped the question.


"I told him I'd have to think about it," Allshouse told Yahoo! Shine Monday. But the next day, she agreed, reasoning, "Why not? I'll have a new friend."


In November 2012, the two married at their retirement home in front of family and friends. They still live in separate rooms, but Allshouse said they go back and forth between them often. She said she enjoys having a family after being alone for so long, and Lowman's son and daughter are both supportive of their father's new marriage.


“I could tell she was just a great person and loved my dad, and he loved her,” said Mellissa Lowman Callaway, Lowman's daughter. “They‘re great for each other.”


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Posted on January 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm
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How sweet is that?!  Thank you for sharing that beautiful story.

Posted on January 20, 2013 at 3:07 pm
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<3 D'awwwwwwwwwwwwww! <3

Posted on January 20, 2013 at 3:09 pm
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That is really sweet!


My grandfather remarried after the loss of my grandmother and I never thought of her as a "grandmother" to me nor to my kids. I knew my grandma, but to the other grandchildren who never met my grandmother she was Grandma. I was glad they had someone to call grandma.


He really loved her. She now has the same disease my grandma died of and I feel so bad for him to have lost one wife to early onset Altzheimers to his second wife having the same it is very sad.


I am glad his kids took it so well.

Posted on January 20, 2013 at 3:15 pm
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Isn't just the best story?  I had to share it with you ladies!

Posted on January 20, 2013 at 3:31 pm
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Wow this is soooo sweet!!!! Thanks Becca :)

Posted on January 20, 2013 at 11:33 pm
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What an awesome story!

Posted on January 21, 2013 at 2:21 am
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Awwwwww, I freaking LOVE stories like this!!!!!  "Love at first sight" - how great is it that they're able to say that so far into their lives?  LOVE IT x 10000.

Posted on January 21, 2013 at 4:49 am

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