Submitted by ub on Tue, 02/14/2012 - 11:23

A couple of elderly City Island friends plan to celebrate Valentine's Day at 88 years young is their own special way, proving that friendship is the foundation for love.

Jackie Kyle and Russel Schaller have been good friends many decades, but the pair grew fonder for each other when their respective spouses passed away.

Russel tells City Island Images he plans to invite Jackie out on the town. Meanwhile Jackie says she will soon be dropping off chocolates inside his mailbox.

The two of them live in their own City Island homes, but speak always and find time to enjoy a cocktails often.

Their profoundly tender, affection for each other equals the feeling of warm personal attachment and deep friendship.

I guess it's true what people say - It's never too late to find love and romance.