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High school sweethearts reunited after 60 years

High School Sweethearts Reunite After 60 Years

Bob Stoup and Juli Hall, both 86, fell in love when they were in high school, but they simply couldn't make things work. Luckily, fate brought them back together 60 years later.

Julie explains that they 'aren't quite sure' why things fell apart, but it likely had something to do with the fact that Bob went off to the Navy. Though he didn't intend to stay away for long, he spent 20 years serving his country.

During their time apart, both Julie and Bob got married. Julie was with her husband for 45 years and Bob was with his wife for 53 years.

They talked a few times to plan a high school reunion, and Julie admits they had a 'little feeling for each other' after all those years. Still, they never got together.

Time passed, and they both lost their beloved spouses. Finally, Bob got up the nerve to reach out to Julie. Their reunion was blissful, and they wed months later in 2005. They were both 77.

Bob's advice? 'You're never too old to get married!' They're also firm believers in the power of romance and affection.

'They should call us the cuddly couple!,' Julie chimed in. 'We are so happy, and our kids are happy.'

Bob and Julie then ...
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When they finally reconnected ...
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And when they got married in 2005.
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navy85736usnret February 11 2014 at 10:58 PM

Spent 21 years in the USN-...lost My Wife last July...Still hurting bur realize I have
to start looking again. Very happy for those two and hope They spend Their days
in loving embrace.

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ponyhoney February 11 2014 at 4:07 PM

What a beautiful story!

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deebeck7765 February 11 2014 at 3:46 PM

Aw...so sweet.

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kingslane February 11 2014 at 3:19 PM

You are never too old for love.

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bmitche February 11 2014 at 2:59 PM

Love is always on time.

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romag46 February 11 2014 at 2:40 PM

What a sweet story....We need more of this good news ! My high school sweetheart and I parted ways 2 years after graduation, college and jobs took us in different directions at the time. We are both happily married and have families. If fate ever brought us together again like that, I know it would be just picking up where we left off. He was a wonderful young man and grew to be a wonderful older man. Young first loves are very special .

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Ms. Dragon February 11 2014 at 2:27 PM

My high school sweetheart and I reunited after 60+ years and had a wonderful week at the sea side talking, laughing, remembering, arguing, eating good food, singing. He gave me his high school ring again because I was the first girl to wear it in 1952 and now I'm the last to wear it. I'm so glad we had that week. Sadly, he died of a stroke just two months later.

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David S. February 11 2014 at 2:19 PM

What an awesome story....

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kmcc895370 February 11 2014 at 1:50 PM

I'm an old softie when it comes to stories like this. God bless them .

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ajsunpup1 February 11 2014 at 4:13 PM

What a sweet story. CONGRATULATIONS BOB & JULIE!!!

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