Miguelito and Olga Miranda married five months ago and are beginning a life together as husband and wife after a nearly 70 year separation. Miguelito and Olga were neighbors in Puerto Rico and childhood sweethearts, described by both as the other's "first love.' Both married other people and their lives took them in different directions; Olga married a serviceman and came to America while Miguelito married a woman and became a famous band leader of a Latin orchestra, In later years, their spouses died, leaving them both alone and lonely. Miguelioto began a search to find his first love and he proposed to her on her 90th birthday. The couple was married in September, 2011. They are photographed in the bedroom of their home in Del City on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. The picture hanging on the wall is a portrait of Miguelito made in his younger years as a band leader.
Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman