Dance Partners Marry On His 100th Birthday

Back in 1983, Forrest Lunsway had a blind date. Rose Pollard went out with him, and they discovered they both loved to dance. Lunsway was in his 70s then but he waited 20 years to propose. Pollard put him off, saying she'd marry him on his 100th birthday. They got married on Saturday.

Copyright © 2011 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

In 1983, Forrest Lunsway had a blind date. Rose Pollard went out with him, and they discovered they both loved to dance. Mr. Lunsway was in his 70s then. But though time would seem to be short, he waited 20 years to propose. Ms. Pollard put him off, saying she'd marry him on his 100th birthday. She says now she never expected him to remember her promise that long. But of course he did, and they celebrated the wedding on Saturday.

It's MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2011 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.