Pulling for Larry, the old scamp

Larry may have been a scallywag, but Larry wants to make up. So Larry—an unnamed Orlando, Fla., man—spent $17,000 to place the ad shown here in the Florida Times-Union yesterday, pleading for his wife of 17 and a half years to return to him. The wife up and left Larry two weeks ago and has been ignoring the poor bugger (and five dozen roses) ever since. “Marianne, Please believe the words in my letter, they are
true and from my heart,” the message reads. “I can only hope you will give me the chance to
prove my unending love for you. Life without you is empty and
meaningless. Please, please, please call me! I love you with all my heart! Larry.”

The newspaper has been getting all sorts of calls. “They want to know if she has responded and if they have worked things out,” a rep at the paper says. “We tell them we are pulling for him.”

—Posted by Tim Nudd