Russel and Rose Marie Scott, 95, residents of a retirement community in Harrisburg, reflected on their romance on Valentine’s Day.
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — It’s Valentine’s Day!
This week, we’re spotlighting special love stories from across central Pennsylvania.
We begin our series with the love story of Russel and Rose Marie Scott, who are both 95 years old.
Reflecting on their relationship with Harrisburg’s ecumenical retirement community, Russel recalled that they met at a gymnasium.
“My wife had been dead for about six months and I had a case of ‘loneliness,'” he explained.
“My friend said, ‘You wouldn’t have a chance with that, she wouldn’t give you the time of day,'” Russel said with a smile.
“We proved them all wrong.”
Rose Marie said, “I felt very comfortable because I was alone too. He was so considerate, so caring, so kind.”
“We were intertwined and we really didn’t realize it,” Russel explained.
“We really needed each other,” Rose Marie said during our interview.
“Some people use the term ‘made for each other’ and in our case, I really think we were made for each other,” Russel said.
“It’s amazing, the feeling it gives you, to have someone you can talk to, to converse with…Having a lot of life events in the same time frame happening to each of you and that you can relate to,” Russel explained.
“It’s in this sharing that you realize how important life really is.”
The Scotts said love is all about patience and compromise, and whether you’ve found your soul mate or are still searching, love can be a tough journey, but it’s worth it.
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