Love Stories


This past Friday I was lying in bed, still mostly asleep, while Romeo was up early working and listening to NPR.

He was in the shower when the elderly man’s voice came over the airwaves, sharing an excerpt of his Love story.

Being only semi-conscious, I didn’t catch everything he said, but I did hear the part where he fell in love, wed and spent the next 63 years on his Honeymoon. This touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes, especially since he was talking in the past-tense as his beloved had passed and “every day is a memorial for her.”

Dude! It was way too early in the morning for this!

I wanted to share this with Romeo. The radio host then went on to say that “this story, and more, available now in Dave Isay’s All There Is from StoryCorps. I should have known!

In lieu of divulging to Romeo how the radio program reduced me to sentimental tears, I decided to purchase the volume and gift it to my wonderful hubby for Valentine’s Day!

From the inside jacket:

In All There Is, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay shares stories of love and marriage from the revolutionary oral history project, revealing the many remarkable journeys that relationships can take.
In stories that carry us from the excitement and anticipation of courtship to the deep connection of lifelong commitment, we discover that love is found in the most unexpected of places—a New York tollbooth, a military base in Iraq, an airport lounge—and learn that the course it takes is as unpredictable as life itself. As the storytellers in this book start careers, build homes, and raise families, we witness the life-affirming joy of partnership and the comfort of shared sorrows and triumphs.
These stories are also testament to the heart’s remarkable endurance. In All There Is we encounter love that survives discrimination, illness, poverty, distance —even death. In the courage of people’s passion we are reminded of the strength and resilience of the human spirit. This powerful collection bears witness to real love, in its many varied forms, enriching our understanding of that most magical feeling.

::heart smile::

This will be a well read hardcover in our home.

Visit StoryCorps for more Life stories…



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