I have to bite my tongue to keep from putting her in her place. She has some very annoying habits and ways of approaching life; she could give Joan of Arc a run for her money at martyrdom .There seems to be a right way, a wrong way, and her way. She does get points, however, for providing the companionship he so acutely needs.
They spent their teen years together and now they are spending their twilight years together. They had been engaged 70 years ago, but her brother interfered. Alas, the brother never told her why her love had vanished; he just let her believe that she had been abandoned.
She went on to marry well and lived a happy and fulfilling life for the next half century. She was able to travel, meet revered and influential people, make music and endow a school library.
For the next quarter of a century she lived alone and was able to cement her lifestyle, and do as she pleased. Although she didn’t have a full time companion, she did have a myriad of friends with whom to share support, adventures, and life.
Through almost a century of living she still carried him in a special place in her heart.
Meantime, in a parallel world he left her behind and went to start his next chapter. He went to work in the family business and became a watchmaker. His life was pre-determined and that was just the way it was.
After just a few years, possibly in an effort to escape his family, he joined the Army. Chaos was reigning and World War II was destroying Europe and unbalancing the rest of the World. On leave in San Francisco he met his true love. The past was the past and he had to move on. The fifth time they saw each other was their wedding day. They were incredibly happy fot the next sixty six years.
Then, unexpectedly she was gone, and he was incredibly lonely and unhappy.
Internet to the rescue. He still remembered his first love fondly. He found her living in Florida; a long way from his California residence. They became reacquainted on the phone and online. Modern air travel allowed them to visit each other on opposite coasts. He eventually moved her to California.
A year has passed since they came back together. They are happy to each have a playmate that cares, is fun, and gives them each the companionship each so acutely needs. Now smile—this is a true story.