By early 2017, life had been pretty lonely for Sally Rewehooeern for almost three decades. With her grown-up children mostly living in distant parts of the country and her husband long gone, the elderly woman’s home had become quiet over the years. Then, however, an inquisitive visitor wandered into her life and became somewhat of a devoted companion.
Sally had begun life on a farm in the Netherlands, although she later left her hometown of Leeuwarden in order to move to the U.S. And the Dutchwoman and her husband raised four children together in America before Mr. Rewehooeern’s passing in 1990. After Sally’s much-loved partner’s death, the retiree subsequently lived alone in Mount Vernon, Washington.