31 Dec 2011
AN INCREDIBLE ITALIAN "LOVE STORY"
Antonio and Rosa
Yesterday in the News I heard this incredible true story which happened in Italy.
The story begins in the early 1930, in Naples, when Antonio, a young soldier, fell in love with Rosa, a young florist. A love at first sight and they married in 1934. They lived happily together, had many children and this could have been the end of this love story.
Unfortunately, the couple that had lived the perfect love ever since, and had produced five children and many grandchildren, was shaken one morning in 2002.
It was when Antonio found a love letter written by his wife in the 40's. It was in their bedroom's wardrobe, and was adressed to somebody else and not him. He asked an explanation from his wife. The poor woman thinking that 60 years later, this old romance would no longer count, confessed it all. Yes, Rosa had had another man in her life.
A big mistake ... to have confessed!
Antonio, mad with rage, left the marital home immediately to find refuge at his eldest son. It took him several months before he agreed to return to his wife and trying to pick up the pieces of their broken couple. A task which turned out to be impossible.
Almost 10 years later, with constant daily fights, these grandparents who had spent their entire lives side by side decided to go to court in Rome. They filed for divorce after 77 years of marriage. In 2012, Antonio will celebrate 100 years and Maria 97 !