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Marrying your high school sweetheart, 70 years later. The story that surpasses Snow White and Cinderella

Marrying your high school sweetheart, 70 years later. The story that surpasses

This story surpasses even those of fairy tales, because this is real.

Elaine Hall never wore a white dress, not even when she got married after graduating from high school.

70 years later, when he met his high school friend again, he also became a bride.

Marrying your high school sweetheart, 70 years later. The story that surpasses

It was the 50th high school graduation party that reunited old friends who had loved each other in silence and never connected.

Both were married, gave birth to children, and now 88 years old, 74 years after the day they met, they went to the altar.

At first she refused to wear the white dress, but her daughters took over the organization of the ceremony themselves.

The groom Roland Passaro tells about the first time he saw her in the 9th grade: "When I saw her in the 9th grade, I thought she was very beautiful and even exciting, Nowadays he calls her hot", he says the humorous one.

She was a cheerleader at the time, and he was the star of the baseball team. Hall recalls that there was chemistry between them, but that they never had a relationship.

They hung out at parties, danced together, but never had a one-on-one date, as they call it.

After high school, Hall married another man at age 18.

She had three children and worked at the local newspaper. The marriage did not work out and Hall divorced in 1975. She remained single for 28 years.

“There's always been a special place in my heart for Roland all those years,” Hall recalls. "I often wondered how he was, if he was happy, if he had a good life."

Roland Passaro, meanwhile, went to college after high school and played professional baseball, but a spinal injury ended his athletic career. He married another woman, had three sons, and moved to Miami to work for an airline. In 2002 his wife and one of his sons died within 10 months of each other.

The following year, in 2003, both Hall and Passaro attended their 50th high school reunion in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

They recognized each other immediately, felt the chemistry between them and exchanged email addresses. At the end of the party he suddenly kissed her.

Marrying your high school sweetheart, 70 years later. The story that surpasses

They initially maintained a long-distance relationship until Christmas 2004 when Hall moved in with him in Miami.

They enjoyed their relationship but did not discuss marriage for nearly 20 years. Until they decided to celebrate their eternal love this May.