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A chance meeting on a northbound train out of Wilmington on February 1, 1943 led to a long-distance romance that is forever preserved in letters. Harold Gutterman, a member of the US Army Air Force, was heading home, and Bootsie Lefkowitz of Wilmington was going to New York to visit a friend. They were both 19. They would not meet again till after the war, but Harold kept up an almost daily correspondence. They were married April 11, 1946, and it lasted 49 years. Harold died in 1995 and Bootsie in 2013.