Never too late for love: wedding couple aged 80 + 84

I was catching up on a week-old Sunday New York Times on my Kindle. I came upon the wedding announcements, which I usually skip — when I spotted this one:

Anne Wallach, Gerald Maslon
… The bride, 80, is an author in New York… The bridegroom, 84, is a retired lawyer.

The couple met at Harvard in 1947, when they were both dating other people, whom they would later marry. The two couples stayed friends. Wallach was widowed in 2003; Maslon in 2005. Afterwards, they began dating. On May 1, 2009, they married.

Age is certainly no barrier to love. According to The New York Times,

Ms. Wallach said she still sees Mr. Maslon as he was when he was a law student — with dark hair and carrying a green book bag.

She says she wonders if he sees her in the same way and even addresses that thought in a novel she is writing: “Jack and I were young together. He’s always that boy in a tweed jacket swooping toward me on his bike. Am I a girl with a smooth face and long blonde hair to you, Jack?”


“She asks me that all the time,” he laughed. “Yeah, but I like her the way she is now.”

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous on May 7, 2009 at 11:49 am

    I love my Kindle–bad for the budget, good for the soul. Also, I am glad to know that I have almost 50 years before I’m of proper marrying age. Now I can go on and live my own life unencumbered from social expectations! (At least in the relationship department.) Thanks!!!
    Christina at Onely

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