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Love Springs Eternal

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This story isn't directly about ageism, except it speaks to the beauty of the heart. A 98 year old WWII veteran found a love worth marrying for.

On June 6, at the age of 99, Gilbert Herrick took a bride. For the first time. "I never met the right woman until I met Virginia," he says.

Herrick, a World War II veteran and a retired postal worker, has been a resident at Monroe Community Hospital for 1½ years. Virginia Hartman-Herrick, 86, has been widowed for 25 years and moved to MCH about a year ago.

Gilbert and Virginia have a pretty simple, but very sane, philosophy — do the things that make you happy.

Read on at the Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle



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