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A Marriage After 50 Years Of Betrothal

By Staff

How long will you wait to tie the knot with your sweetheart? Will you wait for half a century for the golden moment to arrive? John Searle and Maggie Crook had such a long waiting in their lives. Read their love story of a lifetime.

John Searle and Maggie Crook first met at a life-saving club held at the popular seaside resort's long-closed seafront canada,children,heart,john searle,love,maggie crook,national service,royalty,sea,swimming. They got engaged as childhood sweethearts at the age of 18. However they had to drift apart before they could name the day after their careers caused them to do so.

Maggie went to Canada to work as a nurse, while John carried out national service with the Royal Marines. Maggie never married and never forgot her childhood sweetheart. In the meanwhile John Searle became a salesman and married twice before he was widowed in 2005.

The two of them made sure that they stayed in touch over the years. They rekindled their love in 2007, and revived their wedding plans. Now, both are 69, and have got married on May 27 more than five decades after vowing to walk down the aisle.

John Searle declared after marriage, "Being married to Maggie is going to be very nice. We are very happy together. I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with my first true love."

What Maggie had to share was very simple, "It's all been very easy. We knew each other's family from before. It's one of those nice relationships. It's all been very simple and straightforward."
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Story first published: Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 14:55 [IST]
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