Her Father Refused to Let Here Marry, 50 Years Later Something Unthinkable Is Discovered
This story revolves around two lovebirds whose love life was full of hurdles. Janice Rude and Wilson Prentiss first met in 1962 when they were students at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. Theirs was love at first sight as they loved each other from the very first time they met and even thought of getting married a few months later. When they met, Janice was working in the school’s cafeteria on a part time basis as she was still pursuing her studies. Many termed them as a match made in heaven and just a few months after they met at the college cafeteria, they announced of their engagement. Wilson says that the first time he laid his eyes on Janice, he knew that they were meant to be. Janice was a year ahead of Wilson which made him think that she could never give him a chance. He was convinced that Janice was the lady he wanted and being a hardworking student, he could wake up early every day to say hi in the cafeteria. The morning mee-tups were all beautiful and unique to the two young people and thus their love for each other grew day in day out. However, their marriage took so long to happen and their love story took turns that are not so common. They say that love will always find its way but for Janice and Wilson, this saying did not make sense until one day that they started to get its meaning. Janice’s father did not like the idea of them getting married and thus they had to separate ways but 50 years later, their love lives changed again.
When Wilson managed to win over the beautiful brown-eyed Janice, the two decided to get married after a few months of dating. Janice went ahead to tell her father, Rude, that she would like to get married to Wilson. Unfortunately, her father disagreed with the idea and urged Janice to end their relationship with immediate effect. Janice’s father disapproved their marriage simply because their family had a Christian foundation while Wilson was a Jew. According to Mr. Rude, a college education was much better to Janice than engagement and marriage and he urged her to choose education over engagement. He even went ahead to threaten her to either end their engagement or he would not support her financially.
Janice and Wilson had to end their relationship and went separate ways. The two had to deal with a bad heartbreak on their own since Mr. Rude made things difficult for them. Janice told the AARP magazine a number of years later that she believed that her father hindered them from getting marriage since Wilson was a street A-student who did not value intellect knowledge. This contradicted the earlier reason which was a mismatch in their religious backgrounds.
Returning the ring
Janice preferred to finish her college education rather than get married to a man that his father did not approve. Funny enough, her father cared more about intellectual knowledge than college education but he used it against her. Janice, therefore, had no other option other than to return the engagement ring.
Janice could not comprehend why her father did not approve her relationship with Wilson. He was such a catch, a straight-A student, a high achiever and a man of honor. Wilson held a leadership position in the Kappa Sigma fraternity and she could not understand why her father could disapprove such a man.
Love at first sight
Wilson was the kind of a man who knew injustice when he came across it. Janice had fallen for this fact but the two terms their affection as love at first sight. Wilson says that it was not easy when he first saw her and he knew that they were meant to be.
Building a relationship
Wilson being a hard worker and a smart guy, he used to wake up very early and would pass by Janice at the cafeteria to say hi. He was always convinced that Janice was beyond his league as she was very pretty and a year ahead of him. However, Janice surprised him and proved him wrong at the end of the Thanksgiving week.
Janice looked for Wilson’s address and drove for 150 miles to his doorstep to spend Thanksgiving with him and his family. She decided to show up though not invited and Wilson introduced her to his family as the love of his life. It was after this weekend that they announced of their engagement.
When the two lovebirds announced their engagement, the local newspaper published their story to celebrate them and the news went viral. Janice father did not welcome the news and this is when he threatened to cut off his financial support if she did not cancel the engagement.
Janice wanted to complete her education as much as she wanted to get married to Wilson and her father was just making life more complicated for her. This was a tough choice for her to make though.
The hard decision was stressing Janice up and her mother was quick to notice. She did everything she could to support her both mentally and financially.
Her mother made an effort to help her daughter but not enough to sustain the relationship and thus Janice had to call it off.
Trying to figure it out
Janice and Wilson tried to figure it out but could not understand why and since they all needed financial support they decided to go separate ways.
Janice graduated and was entrusted with her family business while Wilson attended Harvard university later becoming one of the best attorneys in San Francisco.
Though they got married and divorced later, they both took a long time for them ever to meet. Both of heir others died and it was during this time that they could meet again.
A recap of 1962
When their mothers passed away, Janice and Wilson had to go back to their mother’s belongings so that they could find closure. Surprisingly, the two mothers had kept the 1962 magazine that had published their engagement. Seeing the newspaper is what brought the two together again.
The two were excited to meet again and even though they had met before, this time they were very excited.
Janice was nervous to know whether the sparks were still there and if not, they could part forever.
The two did not know whether it was fate or the newspaper that brought them together though they knew that they were meant to be together.
Their first date was in San Francisco’s Cliff House and the couple engaged for six months since then.
Wilson turned out to be very romantic and even lamented for all the days that they were not together.
The two finally got married on 8th September 2012 and to make it more interesting; they sent out invitations using the same newspaper that had published their engagement. The couple had put together a collection of six songs that could tell their love story.
The couple now living in Napa Valley is blissfully in love and feels like they are 18 all over again.
Cape May Zoo Gets Two New Adorable Animals
Cape May County Zoo, located in New Jersey, has recently welcomed two new exciting additions to their animal family. The first is a female North American River Otter named Ariel, who was brought in from the Kansas City Zoo to be a companion for Mork, the zoo’s resident bachelor otter.
North American River Otters, also known as Canadian otters or common otters, are found in freshwater habitats such as rivers, lakes, and marshes throughout North America. They are excellent swimmers and have webbed feet and a streamlined body that helps them move effortlessly in the water. River otters are known for their playful behavior and can often be seen sliding down muddy banks or diving for fish.
At Cape May County Zoo, Ariel has already made a splash with visitors and zookeepers alike. She and Mork are getting along well, and their playful antics are a joy to watch. The zoo hopes that the addition of Ariel will encourage breeding between the two otters and help to raise awareness about the conservation efforts being made to protect North American River Otters in the wild.
In addition to the new otter, Cape May County Zoo has also welcomed a baby lemur to their growing lemur family. The gender and name of the baby have yet to be revealed, but zookeepers report that the infant looks strong and healthy.
Lemurs are a group of primates found only on the island of Madagascar, off the coast of Africa. They are known for their distinctive appearance, with a long tail and large, expressive eyes. Lemurs come in a variety of sizes and colors, from the tiny mouse lemur to the larger ring-tailed lemur.
Cape May County Zoo has a thriving lemur exhibit, where visitors can see a variety of different species up close. The addition of the new baby lemur is sure to be a hit with visitors, who can watch as the infant grows and learns from its parents and other members of the lemur group.
Touching Note Found In Thrift Store Books Resonates With Small Town
A simple note can sometimes carry a powerful message that resonates with us long after we first read it. Such is the case for Rose Farmer, a woman from a small town in America who stumbled upon a heartfelt note while browsing through books at her local Goodwill store. The note, written by a father to his son, contained a message of love, encouragement, and hope that deeply touched Farmer’s heart.
The note, which reads “believe Trent – Believe You are loved and respected! So let’s get going, the ride may be bumpy but we will get there. When you believe in you as much as I do you will be there. Dad,” was found by Farmer when it fell out of a book she was browsing. The book, “The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter” by Carson McCullers, is a novel about overcoming hopelessness, and the message in the note perfectly captured the book’s themes.
Moved by the note’s sentiment, Farmer purchased the book and began a search to find its intended recipient. She posted a photo of the note and book on her town’s Facebook page, hoping that someone would recognize it and come forward. While no one has yet come forward, the post has inspired many in the town and beyond, with people commenting on the post to express their appreciation for the message and to share their own stories of hope and resilience.
For Farmer, the note’s impact has been profound. She says that she was “touched by the love and encouragement” in the message and that she wanted to find the note’s intended recipient to “let them know that someone is thinking of them and sending them love.” But even without finding the note’s author or recipient, Farmer is grateful for the message and the opportunity it has given her to connect with others and spread hope and positivity.
In a world where negativity and despair can often seem overwhelming, the simple message in this note reminds us of the power of love, encouragement, and hope. It shows the resilience of the human spirit and is a reminder that we can all make a difference in the lives of others, even in small ways. For Farmer and others who have been touched by this message, the note serves as a reminder to keep believing and to keep striving for a brighter tomorrow.
Adoptable Dogs Get Space From Winnipeg Paramedics for Bonding as They Await Adoption￼
Life can prove stressful for firefighters and paramedics. Therefore, having a stress-free environment to come back to is crucial for their wellbeing.
Several paramedic stations across Winnipeg are welcoming pets in an effort to improve morale and discover new homes for canines.
It’s a unique opportunity for the Winnipeg first response workers who want to host a dog that can get adopted while on duty to do so.
Having Murphy within their environs recently, according to WFPS Station 9 Captain Tim Arbuckle, has assisted us with easing stress in the environment after firefighters return from a difficult incident.
Arbuckle gushed, “It’s wonderful.” “I’ve just returned from a call in which I viewed first-hand that guys are searching for Murphy, and the dog is searching for them as well.”
Manitobans who are thinking about adopting a dog can take one out for an entire day, or for a whole weekend, or even a week, says City Animal Services GM Leland Gordon.
At Station 9, it has been running for a month, according to Gordon. However, it was only publicly announced on Wednesday. Gordon said that two additional stations have already contacted Animal Services to inquire about bringing canines into their facilities.
Keeping dogs in kennels and animal shelters is “nobody’s idea of fun,” according to Gordon.
In the past few weeks, Murphy has been treated like a VIP around this station. Murphy has gone home with emergency crews and medics, and even this weekend, he stayed in a luxurious lodge on an island.
Because of the difficulties that fire paramedics come across in their work, this program was established.
According to him, “It’s a stressful task that they do have here and you realize that they go through a lot of unpleasant encounters.” Isn’t the idea of coming back from a phone call and having a puppy to cuddle with just wonderful?
Chief WFPS Officer Christian Schmidt agreed with Gordon. In the two weeks since Murphy showed up, he’s spent two nights at Station 9, which has had an important influence on the staff and the dogs.
A number of employees have already written to him to convey their gratitude, he said. In terms of feedback for a leader, that’s excellent.
Schmidt also lauded Station Doggie Dates’ ability to raise understanding and appreciation of the city’s adoption program.
It’s been about three weeks since Murphy moved into Station 9 on Marion Street. For the time being, he’s happy there, but his ultimate objective is adoption.
Arbuckle said, “I’m not sure we want to see Murphy depart.” There would be no one like him.
Even though Murphy is still available for adoption, he’ll be spending more time at WFPS Station 9 for the time being.
St. Louis Zoo Achieves Rare Cub Births
Most times biologists and zoo specialists struggle with the news that an endangered species is shrinking in number and getting closer to extinction. However, for the Amur leopard population, there’s been a bit of good news instead. That’s because the Saint Louis Zoo has now become the latest in being able to help bring a pair of leopard cubs into the world.
The Amur leopard traditionally inhabited regions between Russia and China. It was never a well established animal, rare to begin with a preferring remote locations than those near people and development. However, by modern times there were estimated to be only 120 individual leopards left, and practically any new cubs have entirely happened in captivity, at least among those counted.
For the birth in the St. Louis Zoo, the arrival of a pair of two new cubs is a huge achievement for the leopard program. Named Anya as well as Irina, they are both female, and have been born healthy with flying colors. Now the challenge since their birth in the third week of April will be to maintain their growth and make sure there are no hitches. Their tenure in the maternity den will last a couple of months, through the summer, before they are introduced to the regular leopard containment.
The mother of the cubs, Dot, is expected to handle her job just fine. Following instinct, the big cat dotes on her cubs, never letting them out of her sight, even in the Zoo environment. For the zoo experts on hand, just seeing the cubs as they fumble around and develop their sense of the world is a gem. Most have only studied Amur leopards based on adults in the Zoo or through video files and similar. Seeing a cub from birth has been a first for a good number involved with their care. Not to mention, there are plenty of visitors as well wanting to see the same, even if just a glimpse.
The genesis of the cubs started with the arrival of their father, Samson, in 2021. He remains at the Zoo in a different enclosure, separated from the mother and cubs for their safety. Based on the pairing with Sampson and Dot, the results of a tremendous amount of genetic work proved successful with the pregnancy of Dot and the ultimate arrival of the cubs.
With their first vet check take care of, the cubs are rated in solid health, already weighing in at 2.5 pounds each. By the time they reach adulthood, each female leopard will carry a solid 125 pounds in muscle and fur. This kind of conservation effort and program may very well prove to be the primary means that saves the Amur leopard from complete extinction. It would be fitting given the fact that the animal’s decline was at the hands of human hunting and development in the first place.
Kindergarten Help Line, Dial For An Adorable Pep Talk
Positive news is hard to come by. Give it a try and most folks will probably find it a bit of a challenge to find a positive headline in the news. Negative is the norm, and it’s not surprising that people end up chronically depressed or stressed reading the news on a regular basis. And that’s in addition to life’s normal challenges. Add in the 24/7 spin of cable news and a constant barrage of bad news via the Internet and mobile devices, and people could be downright clinical after a while without a break.
Kindergarten to the Rescue
Fortunately, a creative project in Healdsburg, CA came up with a way to inspire thousands of adults on a daily basis with the help of kindergarteners. Yes, you read that right, five and six-year-olds are actively working to help adults make sense of modern life. The project was the brainchild of teachers at West Side Elementary, who thought it would be a good pick-me-up for the local folks to have a “hotline” where they could hear positive messages from the town’s kids. So, a phone number and hotline was set up with recorded messages one can hear by making a selection in the related phone tree once the call connects. The number provides options for folks who are frustrated, nervous, stressed or just need a pep talk to brighten up the day. What callers get on the other end of the line is a Healdsburg kindergartner’s voice giving the caller a mental boost.
Callers get a message reminding them to be thankful, positive reinforcement, humor and similar. The kids themselves are not talking live, but grade students from West Side Elementary in Healdsburg provide all the messages in recordings, which are then provided based on the caller’s menu selection.
A Darn Good Idea – Of Course it Came From Teachers
The Peptoc hotline was managed and put together by two teachers at the same school, Jessica Martin as well as Asherah Weiss. Given all the craziness that happened in 2020 thanks to the COVID pandemic and, given their rural location, the wildfire risk in the general area of Healdsburg, the two teachers felt something needed to be done to help boost the community’s mood. What they didn’t expect was that Peptoc was going to become so popular it would spread. Now folks are calling from all over, even outside of California, to get a bit of cheer and positive messaging from Healdsburg’s mighty kindergartners.
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