This 60-Year Love Story Will Brighten Your Saturday

Martha's Vineyard Ma 08/10 /2014 Cynthia Riggs (cq) left and Howie Attebery (cq) right have a love story that spans six decades.Howie, sent her a coded messege that she deciphered that read "I never stopped loving you". They had met when she was 18 and he was 28. Now married ,he's 92 and she's 82, and they run a B&B on Martha's Vineyard. A copy of a photograph from their wedding. Boston Globe Staff/Photographer Jonathan Wiggs Topic: Reporter:
Cynthia Riggs and Howie Attebery have a love story that spans six decades.
Jonathan Wiggs

Secret codes, cross-country love letters, and an adorable courtship: the six-decade love story of Cynthia Riggs and Howie Attebery has it all. Here’s an excerpt of their journey from The Boston Globe:

They had a lifetime to catch up on. They wrote, first in mailed letters and soon by e-mail, about their childhoods, the books that lined their shelves, their daily routines, their professions...They sent pictures of their houses, their yards, and, shyly, themselves.

“I was delighted to see you’ve worn well,” Cynthia wrote.

“You are splendid,” Howie wrote, using her childhood nickname, Cynner. “You will never be unbeautiful.”

Read the full Globe story here.

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