06/03/2013 04:09 pm ET Updated Jun 04, 2013

Long Lost Love: Couple Reunited After 60 Years With Help Of A Secret Code (VIDEO)

A secret code helped 81-year-old Cynthia Riggs and 90-year-old Howard Attebery find love.

Riggs told CBS News Friday that she and Attebery met 60 years ago while working together at a marine laboratory in San Diego. They often passed notes using a secret code in which A = B, B = C, and so on.

Although Attebery liked Riggs, he never asked her out since she didn't feel the same way. They parted ways, married other people and both eventually divorced.

Then, at the age of 90, Attebery decided to tell Riggs how he really felt. He mailed a note to her home in Massachusetts that said only, "Cynner, I have never stopped loving you. Haward xx" in their secret code.

There was no return address, but Riggs knew exactly who it was from. She tracked Attebery down, and within an hour, they were engaged. They married last month.

Watch the video above for more.

Another couple proved that it's never too late to find love last month when they married after a 40-year separation. And this couple was separated for 50 years before they finally reunited and tied the knot.

Check out 17 celebrity couples who have been together 25 years or more in the slideshow below.

Couples Celebrating 25 Years Of Marriage

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