Tom and Alice's Marriage Isn't Legal
After 50 years of marriage, Tom and Alice discovered that their marriage had never been legal. Tom didn't care, since he'd been living with his wife all this time, but Alice wanted him to take the problem seriously. She even threatened to leave if he didn't.
Tom and Alice Remarry.
Eventually, Tom saw the wisdom of having a real wedding and he and Alice tied the knot for real, in front of all of their friends and family.
Tom and Alice Open the Horton Center
Tom and Alice wanted to give something back to their community. They opened the Horton Center, dedicated to helping runaway youth. The Horton Center is still open today; Eric works as a counselor there.
Tom Dies Peacefully in His Sleep
1994 was a sad year for soap fans as well as for Alice, as Macdonald Carey passed away from lung cancer. On air, Tom was said to have died in his sleep. But Tom and Alice's love story was far from over.
Alice Sees Tom's Ghost
The first Christmas after Tom's passing was hard for Alice, as she saw Tom's ghost when she hosted the annual Horton Christmas party by herself.
Alice Carries on Tom's Legacy.
Alice moved forward as best as she could after Tom's death, continuing to work at the Horton Center and to carry on the family tradition of gathering together at Christmas and welcoming new family members.
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