There is nothing wilder than a bingo night in a nursing home. The only thing hotter than tapioca is tapioca; however, two senior citizens in Sacramento, California, proved that you can never be too old for true love. It’s never too late to tie the knot.
In June 2022, one NorCal senior living facility hosted a wedding instead of a boy scout bake sale.
The Village at Heritage Park Senior Living Community held a ceremony for two of its residents with elderly attendants wearing masks and balloons tacked to the walls. After only a few months of dating, the couple decided now was the right time. It was a pleasure to assist the Village.
North Natomas residents are more accustomed to coping with loss than celebrating life, given their average age. Despite a challenging time, their neighbors’ unexpected union brought joy to the community.
The wedding brought much-needed joy to The Village, which hasn’t had much to dress up for since the pandemic. That is, until now.
Both the couple and their guests were surprised at the outcome of the day. Carl Hammer and Reva Truitt had both been married for nearly seventy years and were only recently widowed. In their ninety-sevens and ninety-fives, neither expected romance to arise between them; however, fate had other plans when they ended up in nearby rooms at The Village.
Hammer recalled how he met his now-wife: “I didn’t know it was going to happen, but the good Lord brought us together.”
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Having been brought together in part by their proximity, he and Reva gave new meaning to the ol’ adage about the girl next door. Before dating, the couple had known each other for years, but things hadn’t quite clicked.
The couple has been dating for about five months, the new Mrs. Hammer told reporters. “We’re 2 doors apart, and we both have back doors,” her groom joked.
What finally pushed the longtime friends into the water? “She finally said…” Hammer smiled and waved his finger, making his wife laugh with a come-over-here gesture. Hammer was constantly bringing a smile to Truitt’s face while they cut their wedding cake and greeted their guests.
Following the ceremony, the couple hopped on a tricycle decorated with tin can noisemakers, streamers, and a large “Just Married” sign pinned to the back to take a lap of the carpool circle.
Hammer said sweetly, “It happens when two sparks catch fire – you get a bonfire.” His wife agreed, “It’s wonderful.”
In front of their friends and families, the two seemed giddy that they could still find love and profess it in public. Their two households now include six children, sixteen grandchildren, thirty-two great grandchildren, and even a few great-great grandchildren.
source : apost