Couple find love again at 92, 83
GUY Newlyweds Jack and Elsie Grimes of Guy met on a blind date and got married just four months later.
That might seem like a quick courtship, but at ages 92 and 83, you know what you want, Elsie said.
Weve been so happy, Elsie said. We have so much in common. We love to do the same things. We like to go to church. We like gospel singing; we went to one Saturday night.
We like to travel, Jack said.
A Navy veteran, Jack grew up in Enola and is a former two-time mayor of Mayflower. Elsie, a Texas native, worked at Safeway
and Ideal Grocery stores most of her adult life. Shes been in
Arkansas for 11 years. Her daughter, retired schoolteacher Paula Norris, lives in Guy.
Jack and Elsie were both happily married for more than 60 years to their former spouses, who died within nine days of each other in 2014.
Elsies first husband, Arkansas native Harvey Loman, pursued her when they met in Texas, and he charmed her mother one day into letting him drive Elsie home from the skating rink. She was 18 when they married, and they enjoyed 61 years together until he died of a heart attack. They had two children.
Jack,and his first wife, Ruby, met after he got out of the Navy. When he went to buy a car battery at Western Auto, he had to have credit to pay the $12.95. She was the credit manager, and sparks flew. She made him come in weekly to pay the $1.25. They were married 64 years, and they had two children. He lived in Little
Rock for several years and in 1950 helped start Capitol Glass Co. He wa....