High School Sweethearts Made A “Marriage Pact” And 37-Years Later It Paid Off!

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This is such a sweet story!

Kimberley Dean and Ron Palmer were high school sweethearts. She was a freshman, he a senior and love was in the air. The pair would pass one another in the halls and innocently wave at one another and eventually they started dating.

“I would watch him come down the stairs when the high school kids were changing classes and we would wave at each other,” Dean remembered.

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That romance was short lived however as Ron graduated and moved on with life after high school, not wanting the commitment of a relationship.

“I thought at that young age, girls were a dime a dozen and I could get along with anybody — so we broke up,” he said. “After high school, I wanted to go sow my oats.”

But despite the breakup, the couple say they always stayed involved in each other’s lives, and Palmer even considered asking Dean for a second chance.

“By the time I felt like maybe we should give it a try again, she had met somebody else and got married,” he remembered, “and then I went off and got married.”
Both Dean and Palmer ended up getting divorced, Dean had two children with her first husband.
Throughout the years, Dean and Palmer would stay in touch and offer one another advice in regards to their relationships and breakups.
Palmer was telling Dean that he had benefits from his job, but no one to leave them to. “Just leave it to me,” she teased.

They wound up making a pact there and then, “Once you hit 50,” Palmer said, “if we’re both single, maybe we should try this again.”

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Palmer always sent Mother’s Day cards her to Dean’s mom and he was the person she would call to lift a dead hamster out of her son’s hamster cage.

They did things for another and loved one another dearly for decades.

In 2016, the couple decided to give their relationship a go!

“We were both single at the time and we were just fed up with dating and all the craziness that goes with that,” Dean said.

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Dean asked if Palmer’s offer was still on the table. He said it was “a big risk” to start dating again, because it could end their decades-long friendship. But he took the chance.

Last New Year’s eve, the 37-year promise finally paid off, as Palmer (finally) proposed and Dean said yes.

The two finally tied the knot and family and friends of the couple couldn’t be any happier for the two love birds!

Kimberley Dean

“People who are meant to be together will always find each other. It may take 37 years, but it can happen.”

What an awesome love story!!!

Kimberley Dean