It was a cute story; one meant to elicit an "awww" and maybe even a tear.
The television news featured it Saturday night, and it was on the front page of the Sunday paper. And who can blame them? Vernon had to ask three times, over the course of 68 years, but Rita finally agreed to marry him.
I find no fault in celebrating the happy tale...but it apparently isn't a "they lived happily ever after" kind of thing. At least according to the headline over the continuation of the story: LONGTIME ROMANCE ENDS IN MARRIAGE