Defying The Decades

102-Year-Old Woman, 27-Year-Old ‘Little’ Still Connect

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Posted: September 21, 2013

Ruth Wine, 102, of Bridgewater, sits with Jamie Allman, 27, of Mount Solon, in Bridgewater on Wednesday. Wine was paired with Allman in 1993 through Big Brother Big Sisters and the two have been friends since. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Big Sister Ruth Wine, 102, of Bridgewater, and her “little brother” Jamie Allman, 27, of Mount Solon, hold hands on Wednesday in Bridgewater as they recall their adventures together.
Ruth Wine’s daughter Gloria Roller, who lives with her mother in Bridgewater, sat with Wine and Jamie Allman as they called up the memories of a friendship that, in more ways than one, has reached across decades.
BRIDGEWATER — Twenty years ago, 7-year-old Jamie Allman was called into a hallway at Ottobine Elementary School.

The shy second-grader wasn’t completely sure why, but he had a pretty good idea.
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