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A true love story

by Randy Allen

A couple enjoyed a very short three-week fling in the summer of 1978 and the two never saw each other again.

But 35 years later, and with the help of Facebook, that couple is now husband and wife.

The 62-year-old arts school director and 67-year-old filmmaker were married this month in the Hamptons, not too far from where they first met.

When the woman was 27, she met the 32-year-old man  while he was jogging along a beach. They spent time "talking and laughing," driving around in her car and spying on his neighbors, who happened to bewriters Nora Ephron and Carl Bernstein.

They parted ways at the end of the summer and lost touch, married others and had children. They each would remember their summer fling with photos and journals and both were happy to leave it as a memory.

But after news of Nora Ephron's death in 2012, they both thought of each other again, so the woman, who is now separated, went on Facebook to track the man down—and she did.

She made a “friend request” and she panicked until he she saw how glad he was she had requested him. They went through some serious letter writing on Facebook, then he asked if he could see her on a trip. She let two days pass with no response before agreeing.

A few dinners and a month of Facebook and phone call conversations later, they got engaged.