BLANDON, Pa. – What’s a decade or 5 between associates?
When Ruth Mengel met Lois Henne-Tearney in an artwork class at Studying Excessive Faculty in 1946, “we grew to become associates instantly,” she stated. The pair grew to become inseparable, accompanying one another to basketball and soccer video games and getting their first job collectively at a neighborhood sweet manufacturing unit.
Mengel even launched her greatest pal to the person that she would marry, Glen Henne. “He was pal to my husband, who on the time was my boyfriend,” she stated, “they really obtained married earlier than Ralph and me.” Each ladies had been married to their respective husbands at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hamburg, and stayed in shut contact till Henne-Tearney’s husband handed away. After that, the pair stored in contact by telephone or by vacation playing cards, however did not see one another face-to-face for practically half a century.
However when Henne-Tearney’s son Michael got here throughout a photograph of the 2 ladies with “Easter Sunday, April 21, 1946, Metropolis Park” written on the again, he had the thought to trace down his mom’s pal. He discovered Mengel dwelling at Keystone Villa at Fleetwood, and stunned her with a duplicate of the picture. With the assistance of the Keystone workers and the rehabilitation heart the place his mom was dwelling, he was in a position to organize the long-delayed reunion only a few days earlier than this Easter, 76 years after the picture of the 2 was taken.
The Keystone workers had been completely happy to assist with the reunion, stated gross sales and advertising and marketing director Kendra Excessive. “It’s a privilege to witness the massive smiles and first head to head hug in 50 years,” she stated.
The pair commemorated their go to with a celebratory glass of champagne. “It has been so lengthy,’ stated Mengel, “however I am simply so thrilled that we are going to be collectively in previous age.”