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Never too late for love

Inspiring local love story gets national attention

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August 10th, 2016
Nate Workman (left) and Phyllis Opper (right) recently appeared on the Today show to share the details of their inspiring love story. Phyllis’s granddaughter Lindsay (center) gave a toast at her grandmother’s wedding.

Nate Workman (left) and Phyllis Opper (right) recently appeared on the Today show to share the details of their inspiring love story. Phyllis’s granddaughter Lindsay (center) gave a toast at her grandmother’s wedding.

If you’ve ever felt like it’s too late for love, Nate Workman and Phyllis Opper’s story will inspire you and just might restore your faith in fate and true love. 

Nate and Phyllis, now both in their eighties, originally met in Provincetown, Mass., when they were teenagers. They lost touch for decades but reconnected ten years ago when Phyllis emailed Nate an invitation to her fiftieth high school reunion. 

They began dating, and Nate moved from San Diego, Calif., to Boston to be with Phyllis. The couple, who now live at Linden Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Hingham, Mass., finally married in December. 

Earlier this year, their inspiring love story landed Nate and Phyllis on the Today show. Someone had sent a video of the toast given by Phyllis’s granddaughter Lindsay at their wedding, and the producers invited the happy couple to share their story on television. 

Today show host Kathie Lee Gifford wrote a song for Nate and Phyllis called “It’s Never Too Late For Love,” which was performed on air by Tony-award-winning singer Victoria Clark. Nate and Phyllis were also given tickets to the Boston Orchestra and a gift certificate for the restaurant No. 9 Park in Beacon Hill.

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