85 year old couple remarry after splitting for over 50 years

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Updated August 7, 2012

Lena Henderson and Roland Davis on Saturday renewed their wedding vows at Buffalo, New York after splitting for close to 50 years.

The couple who are both 85 years old got married as teenagers in 1964 at Chattanooga, Tennessee and later got divorced close to 50 years ago.

After their divorce, they both kept in touch with each other over the years and also had several kids together.

Roland later on got married to another wife who from time to time calls Lena for advice but unfortunately she died early this January.

Roland Davis who is a veterinary doctor said he always thought they might get remarried.

“I always thought it might happen. It was always at the back of my mind” We’re just thankful that we could get back together.

Their youngest daughter, Renita Chadwick said “The way they would act to each other never indicated there was anything but  friendship between them. My mother never had a harsh or contrary word to say about my dad, and my dad never had anything but loving remarks to make about my mother.”

“Every person I share this story with smiles, cries or laughs,”
Roland Davis with so much excitement said “I’m just happy that we’re here,”

“You don’t think people are going to get married at this age,” he added. “”We’re just thankful we’ve lived this long and that we’re still here. We have a lot to be thankful for.”

Lena, who has since the divorce remained single, said “I think we just kept thinking about each other all the time, even though we were so far apart,”