The old man said to his beloved that he wanted to spend his whole life with her and knelt before her. It would have been nice, but it was his second proposal in the last 13 years – he simply forgot the first one.
Not because he was a bad husband, but due to dementia, he doesn’t remember half of the events of the past decades.
Bill Duncan from Aberdeen met the love of his life during one of his performances: he worked as a magician at various events.
He noticed that he immediately liked Ann, 51, and soon a relationship began between them.
After several years together, Bill started asking Ann almost daily if she would like to become his wife.
This lasted a year, but each time the woman laughed it off and steered the conversation away.
Throughout that time, he never called her by her name but simply addressed her as “my dear.”
When proposals for hand and heart exceeded the hundreds mark, Ann couldn’t bear it and said “yes.”
After that, she asked Bill if he remembered that she was already his wife.
The man just laughed, kissed his beloved, and patted her back, appreciating the joke. All he wanted was to start the celebration as soon as possible.
However, Ann didn’t laugh with Bill. In fact, they got married in 2007. Certainly, a few years after the marriage, the woman began to notice oddities in her husband: he started forgetting things from their shared past and what happened just hours ago.
A visit to the doctor confirmed her terrible suspicions: Bill had been diagnosed with dementia.
With this syndrome, which mainly occurs in older people, there are severe memory impairments, reduced social skills, and diminished thinking abilities.
Since Bill was diagnosed with this illness, Ann has devoted her life to taking care of him.
Therefore, at the age of 70, she went to meet her husband and agreed to play along with a second marriage.
It was decided to hold the ceremony in the backyard of the couple’s home with close friends and relatives in attendance. The celebration took place in the summer of 2019.
As Bill, 72, didn’t know they had already had a wedding, he eagerly awaited the bride at the altar to the tune of Mendelssohn.
Despite Ann perfectly remembering their first ceremony, the second “wedding” was an unexpected miracle for her.