Readers share their love stories
From buses to dog parks, residents have met their soul mates in many places.
Observer readers share their stories of true love
Turn on the Tony Bennett and pop open the rose-colored champagne. For this Valentine’s Day, we asked readers to send in their love stories and letters. Apparently, Cupid has been busy over the years shooting his arrows in unexpected places — including the Internet. So, fall in love with these stories, which could give Nicholas Sparks some inspiration.
Love Story: Ilan Kazmirik and Dr. Maria Galimidi
Everything happens for a reason. And no couple knows that better than Ilan Kazmirik and Dr. Maria Galimidi.
Love Story: Bob and Peggy Donaldson
Nothing reaffirms life and love with such alarming clarity as a near-death experience
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