It is a beautiful and moving story. The couple from Los Angeles, USA, are the heroes of this wonderful narrative.
Les and Helen Brown were born on the same day, December 31, 1918. They fell in love while in high school, where they met in 1937.
Their love story was published in the Long Beach Press Telegram newspaper when they celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary.
The parents of the young man were against this relationship because they were wealthy, and Helen’s family was poor.
Les’s father was a businessman and owner of a thriving property in Southern California. Helen’s father, on the other hand, worked for the railroad.
“Both families were not enthusiastic about this union. But the young people proved them wrong,” said their eldest son, Les Brown Jr., to TODAY.com.
The young lovers ran away and got married secretly.
In 1963, the family moved to Long Beach, where Les opened a photography studio and worked as a photographer for the Navy.
Helen worked in real estate. This is where they lived until the end of their lives.
The couple never separated. It was true love, said their sons.
“Our parents were different. What one lacked, the other made up for,” said their youngest son, Daniel, to TODAY.com.
The spouses left this world one day apart at the age of 94, drawing the attention of the Long Beach community.
Les and Helen Brown experienced an incredible, fantastic, and truly eternal love.