Friday, January 29, 2016
There are some stories you hear and instantly have a teary eye because it is soo beautiful, so full of love. Charles and Louise's Evans story is such. "My wife and I were sweethearts in high school. You can say it was love at first sight. We actually had 59 years and 11 months,” Charles "Lala" Evans says. “Every Sunday, before or after church, she’d have me take her picture. And that’s how the collection grew — so much memorabilia and pictures and everything.” When Louise passed away, Charles wanted to do something to honor her memory, so he turned his house, their house, into a museum about her.
The American alternative rock band Mutemath was looking for inspiration for their new song "Monument" when they heard about the beautiful love story of Charles and Louise. They decided to focus solely on Charles "Monument" for Louise. Everything you see in the video is all about Charles keeping the memory of Louise alive. Inside their house you see thousands of photographs of them and outside the house you see umbrellas that remind Charles of his lady. “On any given day I look out at any umbrella and see her smiling at me,” Charles said.
As for the outcome of the video, LaLa says he’s “so grateful to be a little part of it.”LaLa also told BuzzFeed he believes Louise would have loved the final product.“Oh she would have loved it. She’s loving it now. Yeah, she would’ve been a little bashful about it because she’s a bashful kinda lady, but she would have loved it.” And LaLa’s reaction to the video was nothing but genuine. “I was sitting here crying. All the memories came back to me.” Charles' advice for couples is: “I tell people, ‘put that lady first!’” LaLa laughs. “They’ll be some ups and downs, but work hard at it.”“People come to me saying they have their problems and want to know how we do it. I tell them, ‘It’s all about love, that’s the key.”