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Nursing Home Made Love Bloom

Nursing Home Made Love Bloom



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CLEARFIELD, Utah (AP) -- They met over a game of gin rummy, an 80-year-old widower and a 73-year-old widow lovingly called "Babe."

Harold Brust and Lillian Spang Sterner were married Sunday, six months after meeting at a nursing home.

"It's sweet when love gets another chance," said the Rev. Susan Beem Beery, who performed the ceremony at Rocky Mountain Care Center.

Dell Dean, who regularly visits the center with her Pomeranian dog, said the two read books together and hold hands.

"They totally enjoy each other," she said. "He calls her 'Babe."'

The couple will move into their own room at the nursing home. Sterner has Parkinson's disease.

"We waited six months before we got married," Brust said. "We wanted to make sure everyone realizes it's permanent."

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Information from: Standard-Examiner

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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