Nora Feingold and Walter “Shep” Shepherd met at a local supermarket on Christmas eve. Nora was on the return line and noticed an interesting looking man. They made small talk and said “merry Christmas” to each other before parting.
After returning her items, Nora was overcome with an urge to do some extra shopping. “It was a great day for consumerism,” she said. She walked up and down the isles for about 20 minutes. Then she felt a tap on her shoulder.
After returning his items, Shep got into his car and started to drive away. He got a couple miles before slowing down and turning around. He told himself if he was meant to meet her she would still be in the supermarket when he returned.
They got married five years later in 2003.
Shep worked for 10 years helping to fix up Nora’s 19th century Victorian house. He knocked down a wall and raised the living room ceiling. He restored the fireplace and fixed up their big red barn.
Nora continues to live in the house after Shep passed away in February 2009. Friends come to visit often. They like to sit in front of the fireplace as it fills her house with warmth and drink tea.