'An unimaginable love story': High school sweethearts reunite and marry after nearly 70 years apart

Fred Paul and Florence Harvey on their wedding day, August 8, 2020.

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(CNN)High school sweethearts who were separated nearly seven decades ago reunited during the coronavirus pandemic and are now married.

The love story began 68 years ago, when Fred Paul and Florence Harvey first found each other.
The couple met as teenagers in Wandsworth, a small town in Newfoundland and Labrador province, Canada. They spent every moment they could together, taking walks after church, stealing kisses in between classes, and attending concerts.
    Every night during the two years they were together, Paul would flicker his porch light before going to bed. It was his way of telling Harvey, who lived across the bay, good night and that he loved her.
      "She was my first love. My first girlfriend and my first true love," Paul, now 84, told CNN.
      But when Paul turned 18, and Harvey was 15, the two went their separate ways. Paul moved to Toronto for work. A year later, when he came back to look for her, Harvey had moved to another town.
      Eventually, they both married other people and started fam