Louise Evans may not be here anymore, but her memory lives on through her husband's incredible labor of love.
Charles “LaLa” Evans of Starkville, Mississippi, never got to celebrate his 60th wedding anniversary with Louise, as she passed away from a heart attack one month earlier. While he misses his wife every day, he finds comfort in surrounding himself with mementos of the life they shared.
A couple of months after Louise's death, Charles decided to memorialize their time together by turning his home into a museum — featuring them! He calls it "Louise and LaLa Land."
Charles hung thousands of photos of himself and Louise and displayed many of the records they danced to in the past. From their days as high school sweethearts to the last dance they shared, every phase of their relationship is represented on the walls.
"Everywhere we went, we took pictures," Charles said. "We had talked about it before she passed that one day, we want to build a museum to put these pictures in. We didn't get a chance to do that, but the idea never left my mind. And so I said 'I'm going to do it anyway.'"
But there's no picture of the memory Charles cherishes the most. Moments before Louise passed away, she looked up and him and said, "I love you."
Of course, photos are no match for the real thing. But to Charles, they're a wonderful reminder of how blessed he was to spend so many years with his soulmate.
"We had such a beautiful life, and I got so much to remember," Charles said. "And I'm just living a beautiful memory."
Rest in peace, Louise. You will never be forgotten. Charles has made sure of it!
What a beautiful way for Charles to remember the love of his life! We're sure Louise would have adored his tribute to her.
See more of Charles' "museum of love" in the video below, and share to honor Louise's memory.
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