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Joseph Potenzano is 93 and has never been married. About a year ago, he was sitting alone on his sofa at home in Paramus, N.J., when he suddenly thought about his friend, Mary Elkind.
“I realized that I had no one to call, and I was lonely,” Potenzano said. “Mary was in the same situation, so I decided, ‘Why not ask her out?'”
He did not pick up the phone to call her, but he began to hatch a plan (ấp ủ một kế hoạch).
Potenzano had met Elkind, 83, at his sister’s wedding (đám cưới) in 1959. She was the groom’s cousin and the maid of honor (phù dâu chính), and he was the best man (phù rể). After the wedding, they’d dated a couple of times, but it hadn’t led to romance (lãng mạn).
Still, the pair had chatted at their two extended families’ gatherings over the years, and Potenzano knew that Elkind was widowed (góa) in 2014.
“I’m at the age where I have very few friends left — almost all of them have died,” Potenzano said.
Several weeks later when he saw Elkind at a church christening (lễ rửa tội) for one of her new family members, his plan began to fall into place.
He summoned the courage and asked her: “Mary, would you like to go out for a cup of coffee and have lunch together?”