Updated 02/14/2008 07:05 AM
Newlyweds prove it’s never too late to get married
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Alton Nichols, 91, says there’s been something missing in his life for past decade. Nichols was married to his wife Katherine for 63 years before she passed away ten years ago.
"I was a little on the lonely side," Nichols said.
Meanwhile, Betty Hall, 84, had never been married and spent all her life working and taking care of her family. She moved into the Providence House Senior Apartments three years ago where she met Al.
"We both lived on the same floor and our rooms aren't that far apart so we see each other coming and going," Hall said.
The two found they had a lot in common and started seeing more and more of each other. Nichols decided the time was right to ask Hall to marry him.
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"She was a lovely girl and I just thought I should probably get married again," Nichols said.
"Neither one of us are very young so we couldn't wait much longer to get married," Hall said.
The lovely couple was married in December at St. Lucy's Church in Syracuse. Earlier this week, they celebrated their two month anniversary just two days before Valentine's Day. They spent part of the day listening to the group Sentimental Serenade sing love songs to them from the 30's and 40's.
"Oh God I know them all from way back when, I can mouth them all the way," Hall said.
Al and Betty's marriage is certainly unique, but something special. It also demonstrates how it's never too late to find true love.
"I approve any age. If you love each other and got time, go for it," said Hall.
The happy couple says they both feel healthy and younger now that they are married. They hope to go on a honeymoon to Florida in the spring.