Meals on Wheels brings love for two North Texas volunteers




Posted on December 4, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 4 at 7:27 PM

This is a story of thanks with new found love, long term love and giving back.

Two volunteers, who deliver food for Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County, never thought they would get a delivery of love in return. 

Julie Hatch and her fiance Bill Fairly have been volunteering for Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County for more than 15 years, Julie on Thursdays and Bill on Fridays.

Now, hundreds of meals later, their route in life will become one. 

"We were both on the board of directors and then we just good friends," Bill said. "And here, this many years later with many life changes in between, here we are getting married now."

A shared passion for Meals on Wheels blossomed, with t he couple sharing their good news
with clients Aubrey and Virginia. 

Like Julie and Bill, it was a chance meeting too at a gas station many years ago that sparked love for the older couple. 

“Were you both getting gas?" Fairly asked.

"No, my boyfriend worked at the service station," Virginia said. "I was visiting him and he came in."
Aubrey and Virginia, married for 66 years, offered words of wisdom for the soon to be newlyweds.

“We never did try to live above our means.” Aubrey said.  

"When you get mad, walk away for a bit or get in the car and go shopping, I like that advice better," Virginia said.

A sense of humor is key, too.

“Now, listen, you don't need to pay attention to any of that shopping business,” Bill joked with Julie. 

“And every time she asked him to get something, he just jumped right up and did it," Julie noted. "I liked that."

The same could be said for these two too, who thanks to Meals on Wheels are on the road to a lifetime of love.