A World War II veteran who lost communication with his teenage sweetheart was miraculously reconnected with her – 70 years later.
For many decades, Roy Vickerman now at age 90, has wondered what had happened to the young woman he met in school in the 1940s. Shortly after their engagement, he went off to war, where he was shot by a Nazi sniper. When he came back, he suffered post-traumatic stress and called the engagement off.
“Occasionally I wondered how she was, but I never did anything about it,”
But when the producers at DJ Graham Torrington’s Late Night Love show, a BBC program, decided to feature his story and track both of them, things changed.
“I came down in a taxi, and knocked on the door, and Nora came to the door.And she said, ‘I thought I’d never see you again, what a beautiful surprise.’ And she put her arms around me and gave me a lovely kiss and she said, ‘Hold me.’ And it was very touching. I really didn’t think I was going to get that treatment. I thought I was going to get a black eye!”
“It was just lovely. It was wonderful,” she said. “We were so delighted to see each other. It’s a real love story.”
When Vickerman celebrated his 90th birthday, he proposed once again to Jackson, with the same engagement ring he had presented her with so many years ago. The date has not been set yet.
“We’re going to see what happens,” Jackson said. “We want to enjoy life.”
This may prove that truly, love does wait.
Featured image via Today.