"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." Happy belated Valentine's Day! In this episode Jennie and Dianne are continuing a month of love by featuring three Ordinary Extraordinary love stories, two of them all the way from New Zealand's Karori Cemetery! The final story is one of love that has fascinated Jennie since she was a little girl - a story of love overcoming obstacles and proving that sometimes love really does conquer all! "Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death."
To learn more about Karori Cemetery visit their website: https://wellington.govt.nz/cemeteries/wellington-cemeteries/karori-cemetery/about-karori-cemetery
Photos: 1. Grave of Bertha Gurney who left this earth too early, but whose husband loved her for the rest of his long life. Provided by Bertha Mulligan and shared with permission.
2. Grave of Frederick William Hope Brine who passed away too soon leaving behind a heartbroken fiance. Provided by Bertha Mulligan and shared with permission.
3. Life-long sweethearts Nelson & Margaret Whitmarsh (great grandparents of Jennie). Photo taken in 1962 provided by Betty Hackler and shared with permission. Photo of Whitmarsh grave taken by RCH and posted to www.findagrave.com.