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A Starkville, Mississippi man, known for his open display of love for his late wife, has converted their home into a virtual museum of love.

Charles “LaLa” Evans, 82, and his wife Louise enjoyed nearly 59 years of marriage before she passed away in 2011.

As reported by the Huffington Post, Evans had designs on creating a space to house the photographs from his years with Louise but was slightly delayed by her death. Just two months after she passed away, Evans poured his heart into showcasing the devotion he continues to have for his high school sweetheart.

The Huffington Post writes:

After hanging up over 1,000 photos and displaying videos of happy times through the house, Evans named the museum “LaLa and Louise Land.”

The touching tribute became popular in Evans’ native Starkville, Mississippi where he is well-known by locals after serving for 30 years as one of the first black mailmen and then as a shuttle bus driver for Mississippi State University.

Even the rock band Mutemath came to know of Evans. Members were so moved by the tribute they wanted to share the love story of LaLa and Louise in their music. Their latest music video, aptly titled “Monument,” was filmed in the museum, with Evans happily dancing through the various rooms of the house.

Watch LaLa on the Ellen DeGeneres show:

SOURCE: Huffington Post  | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty | VIDEO CREDIT: YouTube 


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10 thoughts on “Widower Converts Mississippi Home Into Loving Tribute To 59 Years Of Marriage [WATCH]

  1. demp109 on said:

    Pure love, brought tears to my eyes and just made my day! My prayer is that someone can love me like that….. I hope Ebony or Essence will showcase this couple. Black Love at it’s finest!

  2. This “young” man is awesome! He has a lot of energy for his age! He obviously has good genes! There are not too many of them around like him these days. God Bless Him! 😃

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