They always say a second times a charm!
Just ask Lena Henderson and Roland Davis, who fell in love as teenagers, got married right out of high school, had five kids, then divorced 20 years later.
They divorced in 1964 but kept in touch through their children, according to the Associated Press.
The happy couple will plan to tie the knot again this Saturday for the second time, with four generations of family on hand.
“It’s every child’s dream, every child who has ever been in a family where divorce has occurred, that your parents would come back together,” their youngest daughter, Renita Chadwick, said Tuesday as wedding preparations were in full swing.
“We are all so ridiculously excited. We’re like little children again,” said Chadwick, herself a grandmother.
The couple divorced 48 years ago, going separate ways after they had five children together. The two said their split was amicable.
When Roland’s second wife passed away six months ago, his daughter gave him a little push to contact his former wife.
He called up her up and proposed marriage. Roland said, “I’m too old to be nervous.”
“When we divorced we were still friends and we’re still friends,” said Roland. “Aren’t we?”
“Oh yes,” said Lena.
“I always thought it might happen,” Davis, a military vet whose second wife died in January, told the Buffalo News. “It was always in the back of my mind. We’re just thankful that we could get back together.”
“I think we just kept thinking about each other all the time, even though we were so far apart,” said Henderson, a widow after her second marriage.
A reception will follow, but, once again, no honeymoon trip.
“I’m just happy that we’re here,” said Davis.
“You don’t think people are going to get married at this age,” he added. “”We’re just thankful we’ve lived this long and that we’re still here. We have a lot to be thankful for.”