A 93-year-old man from Georgia has been a widower for four years, but every day, he sits down for lunch with a photo of his late wife.
Clarence Purvis takes a picture of his late wife, Carolyn Todd, and sets up her photograph at a table of their favorite eatery, Smith’s Restaurant in Reidsville, WTOC reported.
“She was always with me when we were livin’,” Purvis told WTOC. “She’s with me now.”
The pair met back in 1948. At the time, Carolyn was just 16 and Clarence was 24 years old. They wed when she turned 17 and were married for 64 years – until she passed away on November 22, 2013.
Clarence and Carolyn dined at Smith’s Restaurant for the last 13 years of her life. He continues the tradition by bringing a framed photo every day. He also frequents the Glennville Cemetery “at least four times a day” to visit his wife.
The Purvises owned Purvis Garage in Glennville, where Carolyn lived her entire life. The couple had three children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.