That Old Feeling

Remember your first love? People are seeking out their teen heartthrobs and rekindling the spark

Jody Kraus was Bud Shipley's girl from the time the two teens met back in 1933 in Bartlesville, Okla. They and their families expected that they would get married when she finished college. But on her first visit home, she told him she had dated a classmate. "Bud wasn't much for demonstrating," she says. "I was trying to be coy and find out how he felt about me. Bud got up, said, 'That's it,' and walked out the front door."

"I assumed she'd lost interest in me," says Shipley, now 84. They didn't speak again for over 50 years. She wed...

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