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Amazinng: Couple Remarry – After 48 Years

A US couple are to remarry – nearly half a century after they were divorced.

Roland Davis and Lena Henderson, both 85, got hitched as teenagers and divorced 20 years and four children later.

Their youngest daughter, Renita Chadwick, herself a grandmother, said: “We are all so ridiculously excited. We’re like little children again.

“It’s every child’s dream, every child who has ever been in a family where divorce has occurred, that your parents would come back together.”

The couple met as teenagers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and were married by a justice of the peace.

This time around, a church wedding is planned, in Buffalo, New York state, followed by a reception at a local restaurant.

“I’m just happy that we’re here,” said Mr Davis, who recently moved to Buffalo from Colorado following the death of his second wife in January. .

Mr Davis proposed to Mrs Henderson, who is also widowed after re-marrying, over the phone around Easter and she accepted, even though they hadn’t seen each other since a family funeral in 1996.

Before that, the two hadn’t been face-to-face since splitting up in 1964, though they had stayed in touch and kept up with each other’s lives through the children.

Their oldest daughter, Johnnie Mae Funderbirk, had been urging her father to return to New York since his wife’s death.

“I had always kind of had that in mind, mostly because of the children,” he said. “You never forget someone that you cared for at one time or another.”

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21 Responses to Amazinng: Couple Remarry – After 48 Years

  1. joseph Reply

    August 6, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    No one can separate what God has put together.

  2. oxmos Reply

    August 6, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    zeguluuu!!!!!!!! you even appear happy,thats when you WILL die now with BPH

  3. Kachenche Reply

    August 6, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    How did their partners die?

  4. JM Reply

    August 6, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    mmm…loneliness led to this

  5. Mr negativity Reply

    August 7, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Im vry hpy 4u gys…seriously!

  6. NEMUNTU Reply

    August 8, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    awe kwena ili lysashi lyawama sana. I will encourage my parents to do the same after all both of them never remaried and have been divorced for 26 years. I have looked in there eyes, they seem to still love each other especially the last time we had a wedding in the family. I am printing this article so that I go and show them. May it will encourage them do the same. I have dificulties supporting them seperately.

  7. Mwine mushi Reply

    August 8, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Ili lyashi telya kunyantilila….
    Am happy 4 these pipo.Its a lesson to the youths.Wat is yoz wil owez b yoz……

  8. Lisa Reply

    August 9, 2012 at 9:11 am

    very interesting story, wish divorced couples could do the same.

  9. Essy Reply

    August 15, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Indeed what God put together – no man can put assunder. I join in the family’s celebration !

  10. Saviour j luputa Reply

    August 15, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Good for those old folks wish you all the best,can’t happen to me with this world full diseasese can just endup reaching the grave early.not for me

  11. cash Reply

    August 15, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    horny bustards

  12. Loaded Reply

    August 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    This story is very true, I have my mother’s uncle who dovorced 40 years ago. And now there are back together.

    What God has put together let no man put assunder. So husband snatchers watch out that one day that man will go back to his first wife.

  13. jokolo jokolo ubuzya choolwe . Imbolela ilalya . As much as it sounds Good. 48 yrs too much. And wat are these people going to marry for? Reply

    August 17, 2012 at 1:27 am

    check it out

  14. Kwanu Nikwanu Reply

    August 21, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    The broken pieces have been put together,i wish them happy and love towards one another as they are now leaving in GODs days of GRACE.Above 70years.

  15. wachabe Reply

    August 21, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    its not amazing at all!!……… my people die for a lack of knowledge the LORD says;

    Deut 24
    1 When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.1 2 Matt 5:31; Matt 19:7; Mark 10:4;
    2 And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man’s wife.
    3 And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife;
    4 Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the LORD: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.

  16. wachabe Reply

    August 21, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    E bwafya mwe bena Zambia mulakumbwa nemfwa

  17. lovemoooooooooooooooo Reply

    August 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    its really sad when people divorce kids are always disturbed and affected do much.i say this fron experience and have seen how kids miss one parent.so all those ****** fool men should change their childish low thinking e,g zim and lozi men.how many wives would men want to test epeacilly shona/lozi f;;;;;k men love one woman ****** p e ;;mwa;;;;;ma.

  18. jeeejeema Reply

    August 26, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    any man who marries more than twice should have his dick extracted immediately.hahahaohaohoho

  19. tati Reply

    September 25, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    after a long time you think of baby came back(BCB) its nice

  20. F K Reply

    November 22, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Its really sad when people divorce, However, its a good thing that they have come back together as one for the benefit of everyone in the family. May God bless them and extend their life of living on earth.
    thanks.

  21. Anastazia Mutenda Reply

    November 26, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    It’s amazing. God is so faithfull… All the best .. u are our big mirow

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