Love After 50 Years!

I recently came across a wonderful and inspiring photography exhibition titled “Love Ever After” by Lauren Fleishman. After her grandfather’s death she found a series of love letters that he had written to her grandmother. They had been married for more than 50 years. Lauren’s exhibition includes photos, voice recordings and text of couples who have been together for more than half a century.

Here are my favorites:

What is the secret to love?

What is the secret to love? A secret is a secret and I don’t reveal my secrets! – Yvov Shapirshteyn, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn.


"You're ageing together..."

You don’t really think about getting older. First of all, you’re ageing together and when you see a person constantly you don’t notice big changes. Like you don’t notice, oh you’re getting a little wrinkle here and tomorrow you say oh it’s a little deeper. No those are things that just happen. You don’t pay attention to those things. You don’t realise it… really. You don’t realise that you’re… I mean I’m not thinking everyday, oh my husbands 83 years old he’s gonna be 84. Oh my goodness, I’m married to an old man. And I hope he feels that too. – Angie Terranova, Staten Island, New York.


"Love gets stronger."

Little be little we age but we don’t change in our hearts. Love gets stronger. That is the way we feel. I believe he feels the same way. Yes, he was my first love. My first and my last. -Leila Ramos, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


Such a tender embrace.

I was having a problem in school because I had to write a music paper and I had never written anything about music. It was my mother who had suggested that I go see David because he knew so much about music. So I went over and I thought maybe he would write it for me! But he said no, I’ll help you but you have to write it yourself. He always had very high standards. After we wrote the paper together he asked me to go to a party with some of his army friends. You know, I had never thought of him romantically! He looked at me the way a man who has just come out of the army would look at a sexy woman.  - Sheila Newman, Flatlands, Brooklyn.

To see more of this exhibition go to Lauren Fleishman’s site.

What’s your recipe to staying in love through the years? I’d love to hear your comments.




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3 Responses to “Love After 50 Years!”

  1. Jenny Ripley

    Hello my Darling,

    A gorgeous blog! Not too many years to go and your Father and I will be like Lauren’s Grandparents. Actually I’ve got all your Father’s cards and letters he ever sent me – what a shame people don’t write letters any more – such wonderful documents of memories and events which instantly come flooding back when you untie the ribbons and read them. The years seem to have passed too quickly – hopefully we’ve got quite a few left.

    Now to get the camera out!

    All my love my beautiful daughter as ever.

    Mum XXX

    • Kate

      Lol, thanks Mum!

      The love that you and dad have for each other is so beautiful.

      I didn’t know that you have kept all of his cards and letters that he has ever given you – how romantic!

      As always my love to you.
      Kate xoxo