Teen makes holiday special for each girl in his school
SMITHFIELD, Utah — Every girl at one Utah high school got flowers for Valentine's Day, thanks to the generosity of a male classmate.
Hayden Godfrey, 17, spent $450 on 900 carnations, ensuring that all 834 females at Sky View High School in Smithfield would get one.
He handed out the flowers Thursday to 50 classrooms.
Godfrey has randomly passed out flowers for Valentine's Day since he was a freshman, but never on this scale.
The teen worked as a cook and dishwasher at various fast food restaurants to save enough money.— AP
Vet reunites with wartime girlfriend in Australia
SYDNEY — A 93-year-old World War II veteran from the United States embraced his wartime girlfriend in Australia in their reunion Wednesday after more than 70 years apart.
Norwood Thomas and Joyce Morris, 88, laughed as they wrapped their arms around each other after Thomas flew from Virginia to the southern Australian city of Adelaide to reconnect with the woman.
"This is about the most wonderful thing that could have happened to me," he said.
Morris was a 17-year-old British girl and Thomas was a 21-year-old paratrooper when they met in London shortly before D-Day.
After the war he returned to the U.S. They wrote letters to each other, and Thomas asked Morris to come to the U.S. to marry him. But somehow Morris misunderstood and thought he'd found someone else, so she stopped writing.
The two eventually married other people. Thomas' wife died in 2001; Morris divorced her husband after 30 years.
Last year Morris found his name featured in an article, and they reconnected via Skype.— AP