It was 70 years ago that Norwood Thomas first met Joyce Morris in a whirlwind romance that might have led to marriage before World War II turned those plans upside down. Only months after the two met in 1945 when they shared a rowboat on the banks of the River Thames in a London suburb, Thomas went off to take part in the invasion at Normandy with the 101st Airborne Division. A miscommunication in a letter Thomas sent to Morris after the war resulted in the two never reuniting to share their lives together.


Both still had the short time they shared burned in their memories, often thinking of one another — and what might have been — over the years. Morris recently asked her son to do a search for Thomas on the computer. They found a story on him going skydiving for his 88th birthday, The Virginian-Pilot first reported.

The reporter at that paper provided a contact for Thomas, which led to the former couple seeing one another's faces for the first time in 70 years. Thomas, 93, and Morris, 88, had a nearly-two-hour conversation via Skype between his home in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and her home in Australia, The Virginian-Pilot reported. The two reminisced about the time they spent together and talked about their lives since.

Love is timeless! and these days without distance, thank God for computers :wink: