March 29, 2020

This veteran found his long-lost love after 75 years

This romantic story has more to say to those ones who think true love does not exist. 98 years-old K. T. Robbins, a World War II veteran found his long-lost love after his well-earned rest. After his wife died to whom he had been married for 70 years happily and blessed, he found his long-lost love Jeannine Ganaye. They met at the mobile bakery where Tosh and other soldiers were baking up 3000 pounds of bread daily. Ganaye needed for some cans for her father’s works and asked Tosh for that and that is how they met.

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Their friendship was more than being good friends. Even the language barrier was never a problem for them to communicate. When K.T. Robbins had to move to France, he had the feeling that it was their last talk over the phone. Years passed and both of them got married though Ganaye waited for five years for Robbins and only after that she decided to get married and had five children. Tosh and his wife never had children.

A program called Forever Young Senior Veterans made the change they wanted for their lives. The program was intended to fulfill lifelong-wishes of veterans. Robbins was asked to list the name of a soldier he would like to find but he didn’t want to change the name of Ganaye as the program was not for finding ex-girlfriends.

Ganaye was found in 24 hours in a nursing home 92 years old. At first, nobody believed in this story but when seen the picture of two, they got surprised how they kept it for such a long time. Robbins didn’t know Ganaye was alive and on the way to there, one of the nurses told him that. ”When we got to her nursing home,  they had her wheelchair in the lobby. I recognized her immediately. She is still very beautiful.” says Robbins.

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Though Robbins has no idea what the next steps would be, he is very excited about the meetings he had with Ganaye and her family. He lives in Olive Branch Mississippi and even it is a thousand miles away from France, his love towards Ganaye is out of the suspect, which he states every time he is asked.