I’m a sucker for a good love story, true, fictional, fantastical, angsty, swoony, hilarious . . . I love them all. So, I thought it would be really fun to start a new blog series about the greatest meet-cutes in history. I may include some love stories from my family at some point, and if you any of you readers out there have great love stories or meet-cutes of your own I want to hear them. I seriously never, ever get sick of love stories.
Annie Oakley and Frank Butler
The Meet-Cute 1875
Sharpshooter Frank Butler laughed when he saw his competition in a sharpshooting contest was petite Annie Oakley. He didn’t laugh long. Annie Oakley hit the target every single time, and he missed once, losing the contest and his heart. He courted her, and they fell in love and got married.
The Grand Gesture
What makes the story even better is that eventually, Annie became Frank’s partner in his sharp-shooting performances and, when she began to outshine him, he stepped out of the limelight and became her manager. He was a truly supportive and loving husband.
The Happily Ever After
Annie Oakley and Frank Butler were married for fifty years. After she died, he lived only eighteen days without her by his side.
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