So, I would probably have never admitted this let’s sayyyyyy 4 or 5 years ago? but, I was a huge blamer. I blamed everybody for everything – I blamed my “out of the picture for all my life” dad on my poor relationship choices, chalking it up that because he wasn’t around; that’s the reason why I kept getting into one failed relationship after another.
Whoever said or believe that love doesn’t exist, must not have met Edith Hill, 96 and Eddie Harrison, 95 who met each other while playing the lottery.
It was love at first “lotto” when Edith, took out time to talk to Eddie whom was sitting outside the store. They became inseparable ever since, the sweet couple got married to each other at the ages of 95 and 96. The special love, devotion and humble spirit towards one anther is one for the books I must say. Their story is hope that love can be found at any age.
While Edith and Eddies endearing love story made the Guinness book of records as being the oldest interracial couple ever married; everyone wasn’t so pleased about their unbreakable bond nor union and that’s Edith’s daughter Patricia, whom has been fighting Edith’s other daughter Rebecca Wright to get full custody of her mother and take her out of the house in which she has lived for over 30 years (10 of which with Eddie) and drag her to Florida with her and her husband in whom Edith states is abusive and gave her a hard time when she stayed there previously.
This story, while beautiful, took a drastic turn…..in which will make you angry, sad , disgusted and just downright upset over the outcome. Edith and Eddie is a short documentary produced byLaura Checkoway, the short film was nominated for an Oscar at this year’s 2018 Oscar awards.
Enjoy the documentary below (29 minutes) and please leave your comments in the comment section as i would love to hear your thoughts on this one.
Oh and by the way – (spoiler alert) – please grab your tissues, you’re going to need them!
Roshonda N. Blackmon – Creator of A Blog, A Magazine. It’s JustsumInspiration, Author, Speaker & Encourager
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