A couple of high school sweethearts reunited after 63 years are planning to get married next month after they have re-established their love for each other.
In the 1950s, Annette Adkins and Bob Harvey, both now 80 years old, were darlings at Gar-Field High School in Woodbridge, Virginia.
They eventually broke up and got married to other people – but now, almost a lifetime since they first came together, the two lovebirds feel the romance again and plan to finally make a knot.
Finally together! In the 1950s, Annette Adkins and Bob Harvey were high school enthusiasts at Gar-Field High School in Woodbridge, Virginia
They went out during their junior year before they broke up at the start of their final year after Annette met her future husband John Callahan
& # 39; I thought I was in love, & # 39; said Annette, a Kentucky resident Newark lawyer.
The couple remained & # 39; stable & # 39; for the whole year after Annette moved from her Kentucky home to Virginia to go to high school.
& # 39; She was the prettiest girl I have ever seen in my life, & # 39; said Bob. & # 39; I went crazy, completely and 100 percent in love with her. We had a wonderful junior year. & # 39;
During their year the couple lived together prom.
But then their relationship changed in the summer when Annette lived in Florida for a family vacation. Annette met her future husband John Callahan in Miami Beach that summer, and upon her return to high school for her final year, she had to let Bob know that she had moved to another man.
& # 39; Bob is coming to me. I'm at my locker. He stretched out his arms for a hug and I said, "Bob, I found someone else and I don't want to go out with you anymore," Annette remembered from that day on and added: & I regret the hardness … & # 39;
& # 39; She then broke my second heart, & # 39; said Bob.
That was the end of their relationship, they thought.
Reunited: Both married other people and had divorced families. But they re-established their romance after both had become widowed in recent years
Long and happy: the couple is now planning to marry their family in October in a private ceremony in Ohio
Annette married John in 1961 and moved to Roanoke, Virginia to study nursing at Jefferson Hospital School. She and her husband had a happy marriage and raised a family together.
Bob also found his own happy relationship with a woman named Diane, whom he married in 1959 and founded a family. He was subsequently given several jobs, including working as a bailiff and law enforcement officer.
In January 2015, Annette lost her husband. Bob also became a widower in 2017 when he lost his wife to cancer.
Bob recently started thinking again of his high school love, Annette. This inspired him to visit Annette and see if he could find something about what she was doing.
This search showed him that Annette was also a widower, which inspired him to contact a condolence card and his telephone number. Annette called him eight days after he sent the card.
& # 39; I danced through the room, & # 39; he told the publication about the call. & # 39; When she called, I couldn't talk. I was still in love with this woman. & # 39;
Bob then drove from Virginia to Ohio, where Annette currently lives, to meet his lover again in high school and possibly revive their love.
& # 39; He held my face in both hands and he kissed me, & # 39; Annette told about the moment when they finally met again. The couple described the reunion & # 39; all over again 1956 & # 39 ;.
& # 39; She said she had thought of me over the years, & # 39; said Bob. & # 39; I love her dearly. I love her more every day. & # 39;
Since then, their relationship has been nothing less than a & # 39; Hallmark movie & # 39 ;, as one of their children described it, with the couple getting engaged and planning to marry in October.
Bob will also move permanently to Ohio to be with Annette.
& # 39; I think sometimes I can't love her anymore, but then there's tomorrow, & # 39; said Bob.
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