Never Too Late For Love; Couple Weds at Retirement Home

By: Ashlea Sigman Email
By: Ashlea Sigman Email

Some folks at a local retirement home say its never too late to fall in love.

Betty Alexander and Chuck Lockie exchanged vows Saturday, in Bryan.

Both live at the Carriage Inn retirement home, and are in their 70s and 80s.

The lovebirds were brought together over Betty's food allergy. She's allergic to flour, so Chuck offered to take her to a restaurant.

The rest, is history.

"Most people seem to think when you get old enough to be in a retirement home that you're done for life, (that) you might as well just go out die and I think you might as well live it up until you die," said Chuck Lockie. "Enjoy yourself all the way til the end."

After dating nine months, the pair tied the knot in front of family and friends.

Their children and grandchildren provided music for the ceremony.

The family even slipped in a few funny vows for the pastor to read, asking Chuck if he promised to massage Betty's feet.

Betty was asked if she would promise to scratch Chuck's back.

Initially, Betty said she wasn't so sure, but later agreed and said "i-do."

One of her grandsons is serving in the army, but thanks to Chuck, he was granted special leave to attend their wedding.

Chuck is a former lieutenant colonel in the army.

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