07-26-2013, 07:19 PM #1
CA - Eloped couple born on same day die a day apart, after 75 years of marriage
Long-time Long Beach couple die a day apart. (presstelegram.com)
Their friends and family agree -- if two people ever were "made for each other," it was Helen and Les Brown.
Both were born on the same day, Dec. 31, 1918. Helen and Les were high school sweethearts who celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary this year. It would be their last; Helen died on July 16, and Les died the next day, July 17.
"It was a real love match, wasn't it," their oldest son, Les Jr., said. "They were together every day for 75 years."
The two boys, sitting in their parents' Belmont Heights home, said their parents met at Huntington Park High School and eloped on Sept. 19, 1937. They were married against their own parents' wishes. Helen was from a working-class family, while Les was from a more wealthy family, and both sides of their family thought the love would never last between them.
But it did.
Daily Mail has another picture, of the young couple:
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