The one regret in Everett “Pops” Potters life was never being able to give his wife a diamond ring. Well that wish came true on Monday when Pops slipped a diamond on Betty’s hand as they renewed their vows in the same church they were married in 65 years earlier.
Pops is 97 and Betty is 86. They are residents of the Wayland Nursing home and Rehabilitation center. The couple has resided there for the last 4 years. Betty suffers from Dementia and hospice has been called in for Pops.
When the staff at the nursing home asked Pops what his final wish was the wish to get Betty her ring came out. So that is what the nursing staff did. Pops picked out the ring for his beloved Betty and the staff bought it for him.
The renewal of the couple’s vows was touching and while Betty probably doesn’t remember the ceremony she was clear headed through her vows and the placing of the ring on her finger. The staff even managed to find one of Betty’s original bridesmaids. The couple renewed their vows with all of their family and friends present.
Pop’s says that his first thought when he saw Betty while he was on leave from the military in WW2 was that she had nice legs. That is the reason he married her but not the reason he is still with her 65 years later. The couple is very much in love and the darlings of the nursing home.
Pop’s has around 6 months left to live. He intends to spend as much of that time as possible with his beloved Betty.