Driving to work yesterday I happened to catch the tail end of a segment on NPR about Danny and Annie Perasa, the Brooklyn couple who first recorded their StoryCorps segment in 2004. The response to their segment was so great that StoryCorps checked back in with them in 2006 just a week before Danny Perasa passed away.
Here's the link to their segments. Give them a listen. There is something so simple, beautiful, and true about Danny and Annie's relationship that is so delightful to hear about. And Danny's letters to Annie? Precious.
"When a guy is happily married, no matter what happens at work, no matter what happens in the rest of the day, there’s a shelter when you get home, there’s a knowledge, knowing that you can hug somebody without them throwing you down the stairs and saying get your hands off me. Being married is like having a color television set, you never want to go back to black and white." - Danny's thoughts on marriage
If you liked the audio check out the animated version of their tale here