Clean-up in aisle 4. It's covered in tears.
Lots of couples will take a break from their relationship to try and save it. But it doesn't always work, and it doesn't always last for 43 years.
That's what happened for Louis Demetriades and Renate Stumpf, who have just gotten engaged for the second time, at the age of 75. The last time was when they were both 18.
They met at an army base in Germany, where Demetriades was a soldier and Stumpf worked in the kitchen. She came back to America with him as his wife, and they had three children before divorcing. They each remarried, and didn't speak again until they were both widowed.
When they finally reconnected (on Facebook), it was clear there was still a spark. An old, old, old spark. Said Stumpf:
"When we saw each other again last December, we knew right then we still loved each other for sure. That love has never passed."
That realization led Demetriades to drive from Memphis, Tennessee to Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he surprised her at her Walmart job on Valentine's Day with a homemade sign and a marriage proposal. She pretended to say no at first, with that classic German sense of humor, but said yes right after.
The couple says they're in no rush to get married, though. I guess if you wait 43 years, a few more days doesn't make much of a difference.