The romantic story of Romeo and Juliet pales in comparison with the love story of the 93-year-old widower, Clarence Purvis and his late wife, Carolyn Todd.
According to the old man, he and his precious wife Carolyn had shared lunch at Smith’s Diner in South Georgia six times a week for 13 years. Clarence and his beloved wife celebrated this tradition until Carolyn’s untimely death in October 2013.
Although it’s been five years since Carolyn’s untimely demise, Clarence still chose to share lunch with his beloved late wife. Before, Clarence enjoyed eating lunch with his precious wife right beside him, now he eats his hearty meal with a photo of Carolyn on the table. Clarence chose to keep their tradition to keep Carolyn’s memory alive
“She was always with me when we were living,” The retired car mechanic shared a local news station. “She’s with me now” Clarence added, believing that as long as Carolyn is in his heart, he will never be apart from her.
“She’s a perfect wife if ever been one,” Clarence said, taking pride over the happy and long-lasting relationship he shared with Carolyn. “Ain’t nobody loved one another more than we loved one another. Everybody said that.”
Joyce James, the owner of Clarence and Carolyn’s favorite diner, only has positive words to describe their inspiring relationship.
“They were unbelievable,” Joyce James said. “I mean you could tell that they adored each other.”
Joyce James witnessed how much the two elderly were head over heels with each other. Thus, when the day that Clarence showed together with a picture of Carolyn came, Joyce was no longer surprised.
If you think that eating lunch together with a photo of his late wife is the only testament of Clarence’s never-ending love for Carolyn, then you are wrong. For this is just a small part of his devotion to his late wife.
Apparently, Clarence starts each day with a trip to the cemetery. There, the 93-year-old devoted husband gets down on his knees to give his wife her morning kiss.
“Baby, I wish you could go home with me. I’d trade places with you,” Clarence would often say each day.
And before the sun sets, Clarence would be back there again to check on his wife. In between his numerous visits, the old man would reminisce their glorious 64 years worth of marriage.
And his house serves as the monumental testament of how much Clarence and Carolyn love and respect each other.
“That light was turned on and it ain’t never been turned off,” Clarence proudly explained as he showed his lamp. “It never will be.” The old man even keeps a picture of Carolyn on her pillow so that her face would be the last thing he would see before he sleep.
Though Carolyn has already passed away, Joyce believes that Clarence and Carolyn’s love for each other is still a happy love story.
“How many people in this world have that much love this day and time?” Joyce said, explaining her point.
“We had a good life. There ain’t no other girl for me but her,” Clarence added, convinced that he had met his perfect match and made the most out of life with her by his side.
Indeed, there is no testament of love better than those who chose to stay in love and commit to each other. Such love is timeless that even death cannot end. Hopefully, may we blessed with a strong and loving relationship that Clarence and Carolyn have!
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