50 Years After Their Heartbreaking Split, College Sweethearts Reunite Through A Surprising Source

Janice Rude and Prentiss Willson first met over 50 years ago and were head over heels in love. They were soon engaged but were soon forced apart by a conflicting ultimatum from Janice’s own father. Decades later, they found their way back to each other through an unpredictable source! 


Love At First Sight

Janice and Prentiss first met at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, back in 1962. The two first met in the cafeteria, where Janice worked regularly. For the two, it was truly love at first sight, and they continued to grow as a couple…

College Sweethearts

Janice and Prentiss began to spend all of their time together and knew that they were meant to be. The couple decided to get married and announced their engagement in a local paper. Many people in their lives were happy for them… except for one very key person.

A Father’s Concern

Janice’s father, a working-class man, couldn’t relate to Prentiss or his intellectual parents. He ultimately thought that Prentiss was unsuitable for his daughter. He even went as far as to tell Janice to cancel the wedding. He forced his daughter to make a crazy choice…

A Terrible Ultimatum

Janice’s father gave her an ultimatum. Either she would refuse to marry Prentiss, or he would stop paying for her college tuition. Having to choose between her true love and her education, Janice had a hard decision to make…