I saw how he related immediately to my grandchildren...

Match #: 231&232

Our story is one that almost didn't take place because of a computer glitch.
About a year ago, I switched to AOL9 and did not know that there was an incompatibility between that version of AOL and the JWed web site. No messages were delivered to my mail box, and since it was a very busy time in my life, with a new grandchild coming, etc., I didn't notice.
Sometime in January I decided to check the web site and, lo and behold, there were two messages in my box that had been sitting there since November. One of them was from the wonderful, patient man who is now my husband.
In any event, I immediately wrote back to him apologizing for not answering sooner and explaining the computer problem that had caused it. We began to e-mail back and forth and both of us liked what we were reading. We exchanged references and checked each other out further.
From there we went to phone conversations and e-mail to our own addresses. And then, in February, I had to go out east for business (I used to live in Chicago) and we decided to meet.
Hershel picked me up at my daughter's house. The moment he walked in, I liked him (what can you say about a man who talks to your grandchildren???) and we went out for dinner. We sat there for three hours and only left when the place closed (with barely enough time to bench).
The next day I went back to Chicago and we talked (and talked and talked) by phone. A few weeks later, Hershel came to Chicago, quickly becoming a fast friend of my cousins with whom he stayed.
Then it was my turn to go to Philadelphia where he lived. I went and loved the community. Everyone here is so warm and friendly and gracious. So, the next step was to get some of our children and grandchildren together which we did. Baruch Hashem, everyone liked everyone.
At the end of May, on a Sunday while we were visiting his children and grandchildren in Lakewood, Hershel asked me to marry him and I said YES!!!!! Then he went to daven mincha, bringing people back out with him to say Mazel Tov.
We went out to dinner that night in Lakewood to celebrate and who walked into the restaurant but my Rabbi from Chicago with his wife and daughter and son-in-law. It was very exciting to be able to share the wonderful news with them.
Then we drove back to Philadelphia, burning up the phone lines on the ride, calling our children, our friends, our extended families. Then the work began. We planned our wedding, I had to sell my house and pack up my belongings for the move, and on August 1, 2004 we had the loveliest wedding I could ever imagine. It was in our shul. The people who are most important to us were there -- our children, grandchildren, siblings, extended family and good friends. Hershel walked down the aisle first escorted by his brother and cousin. He was followed by as many of our assorted grandchildren as we could coax to walk down (lollipops at the end were a good incentive since many of them are small), and then I walked down escorted by my brother and sister-in-law.It was a lovely, joyous day and we are now living happily ever after in Philadelphia after a wonderful “honeymoon” in Israel, where we were also zocheh to attend the bris of a new grandchild.
We have JWed to thank for bringing us together. We never would have known about each other otherwise. We are so grateful to JWed, to Hashem and to everyone involved in bringing us together. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


Caroline and Hershel, were married on 14th of Av 5764, August 1, 2004.

I saw how he related immediately to my grandchildren...

Our story is one that almost didn't take place because of a computer glitch.
About a year ago, I switched to AOL9 and did not know that there was an incompatibility between that version of AOL and the JWed web site. No messages were delivered to my mail box, and since it was a very busy time in my life, with a new grandchild coming, etc., I didn't notice.
Sometime in January I decided to check the web site and, lo and behold, there were two messages in my box that had been sitting there since November. One of them was from the wonderful, patient man who is now my husband.
In any event, I immediately wrote back to him apologizing for not answering sooner and explaining the computer problem that had caused it. We began to e-mail back and forth and both of us liked what we were reading. We exchanged references and checked each other out further.
From there we went to phone conversations and e-mail to our own addresses. And then, in February, I had to go out east for business (I used to live in Chicago) and we decided to meet.
Hershel picked me up at my daughter's house. The moment he walked in, I liked him (what can you say about a man who talks to your grandchildren???) and we went out for dinner. We sat there for three hours and only left when the place closed (with barely enough time to bench).
The next day I went back to Chicago and we talked (and talked and talked) by phone. A few weeks later, Hershel came to Chicago, quickly becoming a fast friend of my cousins with whom he stayed.
Then it was my turn to go to Philadelphia where he lived. I went and loved the community. Everyone here is so warm and friendly and gracious. So, the next step was to get some of our children and grandchildren together which we did. Baruch Hashem, everyone liked everyone.
At the end of May, on a Sunday while we were visiting his children and grandchildren in Lakewood, Hershel asked me to marry him and I said YES!!!!! Then he went to daven mincha, bringing people back out with him to say Mazel Tov.
We went out to dinner that night in Lakewood to celebrate and who walked into the restaurant but my Rabbi from Chicago with his wife and daughter and son-in-law. It was very exciting to be able to share the wonderful news with them.
Then we drove back to Philadelphia, burning up the phone lines on the ride, calling our children, our friends, our extended families. Then the work began. We planned our wedding, I had to sell my house and pack up my belongings for the move, and on August 1, 2004 we had the loveliest wedding I could ever imagine. It was in our shul. The people who are most important to us were there -- our children, grandchildren, siblings, extended family and good friends. Hershel walked down the aisle first escorted by his brother and cousin. He was followed by as many of our assorted grandchildren as we could coax to walk down (lollipops at the end were a good incentive since many of them are small), and then I walked down escorted by my brother and sister-in-law.It was a lovely, joyous day and we are now living happily ever after in Philadelphia after a wonderful “honeymoon” in Israel, where we were also zocheh to attend the bris of a new grandchild.
We have JWed to thank for bringing us together. We never would have known about each other otherwise. We are so grateful to JWed, to Hashem and to everyone involved in bringing us together. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


Caroline and Hershel, were married on 14th of Av 5764, August 1, 2004.

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