Man Gets Wedding Present On His 100th Birthday

DANA POINT (CBS) — Forrest Lunsway had one wish when he turned 100 on Saturday and that was to marry his dance partner and the love of his life, 90-year-old Rose Pollard.

The Capistrano Beach woman said she had no intention of remarrying after her first husband died three decades ago — until Forrest came along.

“He got down on one knee and he says, ‘I’m asking you now.’ He said set the date. I thought about it for a minute and I said, ‘on your 100th birthday,'” she said.

The nuptials at the Dana Point Community Center were a surprise to everyone but the happy couple. The guests gathered for Forrest’s big birthday and then came the preacher, the vows and the kiss.

Senior Activities Director Vanna Murphy planned it all. Forrest and Rose have had lunch on countless afternoons at the center. She wanted their secret promise exposed.

“She had told me the secret about them wanting to get married when he was 100 and so about a year ago, I said I would do the wedding for her,” Murphy said.

So after 28 years of dating, the bride and groom wed under an arch. Rose Pollard became Mrs. Forrest Lunsway.

“I love you of course,” Mrs. Lunsway said to her new husband.

“Me too,” he replied. “Yeah, I want you to hang around for a lot of years, because I’m going be 110! Yeah, 10 more coming up.”

Comments

One Comment

  1. swhitS says:

    Cute story! Hope they have a long and happy life.

    1. Felicia Weaver says:

      Really… This is my great-grandfather. Your a dip stick did you not read that he is 100 and she is 95 not 90. If they haven’t had a long happy life yet I don’t know what the hell you call it. Use4 you brain

  2. PA says:

    THIS IS THE BEST LOVE STORY OF THE YEAR.
    I WISH THEM ALL THE LOVE AND JOY THEY TRULY DESERVE.
    THIS STORY TELLS PEOPLE YOU ARE NEVER TO OLD TO FALL
    IN LOVE AND MARRY.

  3. Baby Face says:

    Living in LA, i don’t think i’ld be able to live up to 100 years old. With LA’s pollution & illegal immigration crimes, i’ld be happy to live up to 50.

  4. CAN says:

    There always has to be someone to spoil I nice story.

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