When Cupid strikes: Area residents share their stories about falling in love

Carbonneau's husband played electric guitar in a band. Their mutual friends invited Carbonneau to listen, and she eventually ended up singing with them.

"One thing led to another, and we were both very shy back in those days," said Carbonneau.

"One evening he took his car, and we stopped by the lake where we used to live and he asked me if I would be his girl, so I truly loved him from the minute I met him," said Carbonneau.

"Then it was a few weeks later and he asked me if I would consider marrying him," said Carbonneau.

They had five children and were married for 52 years. Donald died in 2005.

"It was a true love affair. I had a friend who worked with me who wrote me a note a year after Don passed away and said, 'I didn't know what to say to you, but there are very few people who are truly in love, and you two were,'" said Carbonneau.

For Katherine Burbank, executive director of the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce, her story is somewhat like a modern-day Brady Bunch tale. She met her husband, a single father, at work.

"I was getting divorced at the time, and I knew that he liked me and he kept stopping in, but I was in the process of getting divorced," said Burbank.

When her divorce was final, Burbank said, her husband asked her out on a date.

"He said on that first date that I was going to marry him and I said, 'Oh, no I'm not -- I just got finished with a divorce,' but I did [marry him], and that was almost five years ago," said Burbank. "We're the Brady Bunch family now. We have five kids between the two of us."

DiAnna Zack, who lives and works in Saratoga Springs, met the love of her life when she was fixed up with her husband, Gary, on a blind date " but the date wasn't set up with the best intentions.

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