Guida Jackson and John Hume—Love blooms at Eagle's Trace

Romance wasn't on Guida Jackson's mind when she moved to Eagle's Trace. The retired University of English professor was out walking her dog around the community one morning when she bumped into an old friend, John Hume.

A native of Scotland, John is one of the state's leading authorities on the poet Robert Burns. It was a shared love of literature that brought the couple together and eventually inspired John to ask for Guida's hand in marriage.

More than 250 guests attended the wedding at the Scottish Club in Houston, including several busloads of friends and neighbors from Eagle's Trace. 'We celebrated in true Scottish fashion,' says John. 'I wore a kilt. It was a very special occasion for us.'

The romance may never have happened if not for Eagle's Trace. 'We feel as though we've been given a very rare gift,' says Guida.

John adds: 'Living at Eagle's Trace is like being on a cruise ship. We don't have to focus on anything but each other.'

The Humes