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Concord couple share tale of romance

Marilyn Edward Wolski recently were named first Valentine's Day king queen Concord Nursing   Rehab center Oak Lawn.

Marilyn and Edward Wolski recently were named the first Valentine's Day king and queen at the Concord Nursing & Rehab center in Oak Lawn. | Supplied photo

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Edward and Marilyn Wolski have had a fairy tale romance, so Concord Nursing & Rehab center in Oak Lawn this year named them as the facility’s very first Valentine’s Day king and queen, according to the center.

They were nominated because of their infectious spirit and undying love for one another, the center said.

How they met was like something out of a fairy tale: Edward was visiting his mother at Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago when he spotted Marilyn, whom he recalls thinking of as “the most beautiful woman I had ever seen ... it was truly love at first sight!”

Edward said he rushed downstairs to the hospital gift shop to buy Marilyn a present, and then hid as he watched her carefully open it, the center said. Much to Marilyn’s surprise, it was a gift from her secret admirer, and they have been together since, according to Concord Nursing & Rehab.

Edward Wolski is a World War II veteran and has traveled extensively, including to Germany, China, India and Australia. He is very proud of his patriotic accomplishments and enjoys sharing war stories during recreational therapy sessions, the center said.

Marilyn Wolski is retired after working for more than 20 years in various departments at Holy Cross Hospital. Her fondest memories are of the many people she has helped throughout the years, according to Concord Nursing & Rehab.

The Wolskis have been married for more than 32 years but say it seems they’ve known each other forever.

Their advice to young couples, according to the center: Never go to bed angry, and the woman is always right.

Staff report



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