• Valentine's Day: This amazing love story begins with a blind date and wedding days later

    By: Helena Oliviero, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


    LaNelle and Perry Holland’s love story begins with a blind date on a winter evening in 1968.

    A mutual friend invited LaNelle to join him in a gathering at Perry’s house in Kennesaw, Georgia. By the time LaNelle arrived, the roads were slick with ice. It was too dangerous to drive anywhere.

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    The Hollands’ first date never left a living room couch.

    Instantly smitten, LaNelle and Perry stayed up through the night talking about music, politics, sports (they were both passionate Georgia Tech football fans).

    Just a few days later, Perry proposed. 

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    Sometimes people wait years, even decades, to find The One. For this lucky couple now in their early 70s, they were struck by Cupid’s arrow on a quiet winter evening and then tied the knot after knowing each other just two weeks.

    What they didn’t know back in 1968 is how they would grow together and develop a passion for teaching and caring for children in their community. They would speak up, even march for social justice.

    Read more about their amazing love story and how they would build a family beyond their own here at myajc.com. 

    LaNelle and Perry Holland shortly after they got married in 1968. CONTRIBUTED
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