Reunited sweethearts celebrate first Valentine's Day together

Olga Inman and Miguel Miranda married in September, just months after her 90th birthday. This will be their first Valentine's Day together as a married couple.
BY VALLERY BROWN vbrown@opubco.com Published: February 14, 2012

— Their story started out as many romances do.

Olga and Miguel met as teenagers in Puerto Rico in the late 1930s.

It was young love, the kind where hands are secretly held. Gazes are furtive, but the heart holds on. Miguel would whistle, and Olga would go out on her neighboring balcony to talk during warm evenings in San Juan.

And then a whole lifetime happened — marriages to other people, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The 1940s, '50s, '60s ...

Now, nearly six months into their own marriage, they are celebrating their first Valentine's Day together as a couple, more than 70 years after their young love began.

Miguel Miranda, 91, and Olga Inman, 90, were engaged just before she celebrated her 90th birthday in July.

He scoffs at anyone who questions the idea of finding love in one's twilight years.

“They don't know our hearts ... I feel like I'm 60 or 65,” he said, his hand holding hers.

They were married in September.

“I never thought I'd remarry,” Miranda said. “But I knew, if I ever did, it would be Olga.”

The two made an impression on one another when they met, but life took them in different directions.

Miranda joined a band and played his music worldwide. She married an American military man, moved to Oklahoma and raised a family.



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