Friday, July 3, 2015

James and Lucy West Golden Wedding Anniversary 2: LOVE ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART Duet


Please like this Video in You Tube!

This is the second You Tube video I uploaded of James West and this time singing a duet with the love of his life, Luisita Dela Pena West during his Golden Wedding anniversary held at the Astoria Regency Hotel this July 3, 2015 in Zamboanga City.

Reaching a couple's golden anniversary is so precious as not everyone is given the chance to do so!

In James and Lucy's case, they were even able to perform during their 50th Wedding Anniversary together, which is even more awesome! 

In the 1950's, Mr. James West, a handsome guy at that, was a 16-week singing champion here in Zamboanga City. They say he was only defeated by Ms. Luisita Dela Pena who caught his eye during the competition.

Story goes is that he fell in love immediately with Ms. Dela Pena, who also comes from a family of singers.
They say he gave way to the lady who caught his eye and his heart...
But, a question popped... "Was she really better?" 
You can judge this after you have seen their duet in You Tube singing LOVE ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART (With Every Beat of Your Heart).

Well, that doesn't matter anymore, because they did fall in love and now have three lovely daughters, Janeth, Sandra and Gina, known as the beautiful singing trio in the 80s and 90s here in Zamboanga City as the WEST SISTERS!

Last September 2013, the Zamboanga Siege occurred and unfortunately, both of them, who were already in their 70's were taken hostage by the MNLF! James West, actually had been admitted for a heart condition just before the incident.

Everyone feared for their health! Can they make it through this debacle?
However, they never left each other even at times, when one thought, "Please save yourself!" Even during this near death experience, they sacrificed for each other... and finally, they made it through TOGETHER! 

Such a highlight for a love story, right! Just like in the movies!
Not everyone would have the chance for an epic like this! 

This Golden Anniversary celebration means so much to them and to all who love them. 
It was a wonderful night of throwback stories like a thousand girls for James and none for his friends, just because he had the looks and talent. 
And of course, that only Lucy could beat him after a 16-week championship!

And of course, a concert in itself with the couple singing, his old friends as well as the Dela Pena brothers (Lucy's brothers), the West Sisters (their daughters) and Jaico West Paderes (their grandson who is Rico and Sandra's son)... so heartwarming!

Congratulations to James and Lucy West and thank you for being an inspiration to all of us who are witnesses to your love!!!

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