Marian Goldberg, 59, and Skip Havee, 68, of Port Richey. Married May 6, 2012.
Just 10 days after they met, Marian and Skip had a curious conversation as they were relaxing on the sofa.
"Let's get married," he said.
That was the proposal. It wasn't formal. There was no ring. But after 20 years of being divorced, it was enough to make Marian feel more special than she had ever felt.
Ten days was all they needed to fall in love. As Marian was browsing SeniorPeopleMeet.com, she found the profile of a man with kind eyes and a clumsy smile. That same day, she dialed him up.
They started doing puzzles from the newspapers together over the phone. The Jumbles, the crosswords.
They realized they both had the same kind of car (Chevy Cobalt) and the same Hamilton Beach coffeemaker, among other things in common.
On their first date, Marian answered her door to find Skip holding three yellow roses.
"I heard yellow was the color for friendship," he said.
They drove to the beach, then to Hooters. Marian came home at 9:30. Her mom and sister called her house a dozen times looking for her, wondering why she was still out at "such a late hour!"
"Our family thought we were crazy!" Marian said.
Six months after Skip proposed, they said their vows at the recreation center in Marian's New Port Richey neighborhood.
The place was dripping with yellow flowers.
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