Monday, February 15, 2010

Bride, 91, groom, 90, wed on Valentine's

A 91-year-old woman and a 90-year-old man who share a love of sailing tied the knot in a Valentine's Day ceremony at their favorite bar in Beaufort, S.C.
The staff at Hemmingway's Bistro introduced Helen Smith and Roger Briggs several months ago thinking they would be good companions, The Island Packet, Hilton Head, S.C., reported Monday.
Smith, whose is legally blind and a regular at the bar, needed someone to escort her from her houseboat at Beaufort Marina and Briggs was in mourning after losing his wife of 63 years about a year and a half ago.
Briggs, a retired salmon fisherman from Alaska, knows boats and will be able to help around Smith's docked houseboat, her son, Butch England, said.
While the couple has made no firm plans for the future, Briggs dreams of buying a schooner and sailing to Alaska with his new bride.
"He's got his heart set on getting another boat, but we'll see," Smith said. "I'm a very fortunate girl either way."

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