Love’s Journey: Christine & John at Acacia Lodge

Love blooms in unexpected places! Join us in the heartwarming journey of Christine and John Dowling, cherished residents at Acacia Lodge Care Home.

“In August 1968, the company transferred me from Birmingham to Hull. On my first day, heading to meet the new branch manager, I noticed a dark-haired girl, Chris, in the accounts department.

Fast forward to February 1969, in a pub with flat mates, the topic of an anonymous Valentine’s card arose. Speculation pointed to a well-known figure in the office as the sender. Unaware of the sender’s identity, in that pub on a Friday evening, Chris approached me with her friends. That night she revealed she sent the card, marking the beginning of our love affair.

Now, 54 years on, still deeply in love, we have two children and five grandchildren. She truly is the love of my life.” – John Dowling

Cherish love’s enduring tale at Acacia Lodge Care Home.

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