Illinois Couple the Center of a Netflix Documentary
Have tissues ready before watching the amazing love story.
A Secret Love is a 2020 Netflix Documentary that focuses on the beautiful love story of Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel who spent a total of seven decades together. And to some that might just seem like your grandparents, but when these two first got together they had to keep their relationship a secret because sadly the world didn't have the same views on same-sex couples as it does today.
Both women were originally from Canada but after Terry was selected to play for the AAGPBL on the Peoria Redwings, they found themselves in Chicago and then St. Charles.
I don't want to spoil a whole lot but I highly recommend this movie! It's such a beautiful and moving story about two people who genuinely love and care for one another.
Growing up my best friend down the street had Aunt Pat and Aunt Di, we all knew they were together, and it was never an issue. They were family and we loved them! I couldn't imagine them having to hide that love from people for fear of not being expected or worse.
Be prepared to fall in love with Terry and Pat and their incredible story, I sure did.
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