Married 64 years

United States
June 28, 2008 7:49am CST
I have an uncle and aunt that will celebrate their 64th this year. Wow that's a long time. I traveled to the 50th party.They both have all their faculties and still get around.My neighbors that grew up with my daddy have celebrated their 57th.I applaud you all that make the long journey with only one partner.
3 responses
@carolbee (16243)
• United States
28 Jun 08
Congratulations to your uncle and aunt. That is a very long life together. It's amazing how couples can be married that long and still be able to get around and enjoy life. We just celebrated our 39th year of marriage. We dated for a few years before we became engaged and then married 2 years later. We have 3 grown children, 4 grandkids with another one on the way. Life has been good but I can't say there hasn't been some rocky times. It was difficult when the kids were small and my husband worked very long hours during the winter months. I wouldn't change my life though as it's been very rewarding and fulfilling.
• United States
28 Jun 08
Congratulations to you Carolbee!! If you didn't have rocky and hard times you wouldn't know what your made of!! That's how I look at that. Those kids are special but grandkids are the best thing in the world.I have six of them 3 boys and 3 girls.Life is good when you can share it with someone but you already know that!!
@carolbee (16243)
• United States
28 Jun 08
You are exactly right. Unfortunately, all 4 of our grandkids live out of state. 2 in Arizona and 2 in Indiana. We are in Missouri. The baby on the way will live in Missouri so I am really excited.
@littleone3 (2065)
28 Jun 08
Congratulations to your aunt and uncle its great that they are still together after that long. I hope that they have many more years ahead of them. My parents celebrate being married 40 years in August. I hope that when me and my partner marry that we also have a long and happy marriage in front of us.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
28 Jun 08
That is a long time. But those old marriages were formed in a time where divorce was still a no-no. My parents are married for 52 years. There were some occasions where nowadays people would just call it quits and split. But they stuck it out and are still happy. Maybe we should re-examine the divorce-happy society we have nowadays. I'm sure most relationships could be saved. I think people just give up too easily. Marriage does take a lot of commitment and a lot of work. Looks like people enter into marriage too lightly now, and then don't want to work on the relationship, once the honeymoon feeling starts to wear off. BTW, my husband and I are married for 12 years now;)