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A Chesapeake Valentine

Feb 14, 2017

William and Bessie Hudnall will celebrate Valentine's Day in their home in Ophelia, Va.
Credit Pamela D'Angelo

In honor of Valentine’s Day WYPR’s news department skipped the usual politics and mayhem to introduce you to William and Bessie Hudnall, who have been married for 79 years. They’ve lived in Baltimore and New York, but spent most of their lives—he’s 102, she’ll be 98 next month—near the Chesapeake Bay in Northumberland County, Virginia.

Pamela D’Angelo, of Chesapeake: A Journalism Collaborative, went to visit them in Kilmarnock, on Virginia's Northern Neck , and let them tell their story. It starts with a Valentine’s Day card.