True love can surely blossom any time, at any age and in the least likely of places ... but it sure helps to have a spiffy new car to help break the ice.
Back in 2013, not long after his wife passed away, Tom Garin - who had been a resident of Brittany Pointe Estates, an Acts retirement community in Upper Gwynedd, for about a year - decided to buy a Mercedes coupe “to keep myself entertained,” he said.
Then one day he noticed a woman he fancied from afar - a recent arrival to Brittany Pointe who was showing her family around her new home.
“She came up to me and said, ‘Oh, I hear you got a new car!’” Tom remembered with a smile. “At least at that point I knew she knew I was alive.”
The woman’s name was Adele, and Garin asked her if she wanted to go for a ride sometime.
“We kind of got together after that,” he said.
“But he only asked me out on Tuesdays!” Adele said, eying Tom as the couple sat together in a Brittany Pointe lounge on a recent morning.