Apparently not for this couple.
“It was just puppy love, their parents promised.
As the years passed, Bob found a wife. And Sue found a husband. They built careers and raised kids. Bob wound up retired in San Clemente. Sue wound up retired in Iowa.
And that might have been how this story ended. Except that in early 2003, Sue’s cousin Maureen Paulson tracked Bob down through Classmates.com. She had some bad news: Mike Kilkelly, Maureen’s high school sweetheart and Bob’s old buddy, had been killed in a car wreck. Maureen and Mike used to double date with Bob and Sue.
Bob sent an email back, confiding that his wife of 24 years, Lucie, had died of cancer a few months before. In fact he was heading back to Bayport in a few weekends to find some comfort in a visit with his sister and 97-year-old mother. Maybe they could meet for lunch?”
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