Ah, Young Love

These two lovebirds met on a blind date, bonded over their Sicilian heritage and shared desire to return to the island, and spent the next year travelling together and falling in love. One day she opened her front door to a bouquet and a note that said, "I love you, I need you, let's get married!"

My own widowed grandfather remarried at a spry 91, to a scandalously (as he liked to think) younger 85-year old bride, and these incredible photos by Elizabeth Messina remind me of his school-boyish love for his woman. They are actually of her own grandfarther!

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