Setting a good example of divorce: 48 years of kindness
It wasn’t that Lena Henderson remarried Roland Davis 48 years after their divorce, at age 85, but the fact that in all those intervening years neither parent ever said an unkind word about the other to their four children that really made me stop and think about how I talk about my husband.
Ms. Henderson and Mr. Davis who first married in 1944, as teenagers in Chattanooga, Tenn., and after having four children, divorced 20 years later. Each remarried and in time lost their later spouses, according to theBuffalo News. No news report has mentioned the cause of the divorce.
Last week they tied the knot again after he proposed over the phone and later arrived at her door with an engagement ring “pinned to my shirt so I wouldn’t lose it.”
Renita Shadwick, their youngest, said that in the intervening years, “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.”
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