Couple, 85, Getting Married— 48 Years After They Divorced

Lena Henderson and Ronald Davis getting married again Saturday

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jul 31, 2012 10:32 AM CDT

(Newser) – They got hitched while still in their teens, divorced 20 years later, and are getting remarried after nearly a half-century apart. For Lena Henderson and Roland Davis, the second time around is finally here, even if they're both 85. The Buffalo-area couple plans to get married again on Saturday, with four generations of their family on hand to see it happen. "I always thought it might happen," Davis tells the Buffalo News. "It was always in the back of my mind. We're just thankful that we could get back together."

The couple met as teenagers in Chattanooga, Tenn., and after marrying had four children together. They divorced in 1964 but always kept in touch. Henderson moved to West Seneca 30 years ago. Davis, a military retiree, was living alone in Colorado after his previous wife died several months ago. During a telephone conversation with Henderson, he proposed to her, and she said yes. The rest, as they say, is history. "I don't know of a child that does not want their parents to be together forever," says their youngest daughter. "That's the dream, man. That's the dream."

Lena Henderson and Ronald Davis are giving it another shot -- 48 years after they divorced.
Lena Henderson and Ronald Davis are giving it another shot -- 48 years after they divorced.   (Shutterstock)
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