When we’re young we make all sorts of promises, most of which are quickly forgotten. However, there are some oaths so persistent they stick with us throughout our lives. When 51-year-old Kimberley Dean and 54-year-old Ron Palmer struck a bargain in their youth, for example, it withstood the test of time.
The deal in question isn’t the only thing that seems made to last, either. Dean and Palmer have stayed in touch across decades and have never once lost their bond. As a result, talk of their bargain resurfaced over the years, so they decided it was finally time to seal that deal.
After decades of sitting on that promise, both friends finally committed. And now that they’ve done it, Dean and Palmer have just one misgiving: that it took so long. So what was this mysterious pledge? Well, its origins date back to the couples’ high school years and their blossoming romance.