We live in a time where "I, take thee, to be my wedded husband/wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I pledge thee my faith [or] pledge myself to you."doesn't always hold up for some married couples. However, I was lucky enough to born to two soulmates who are the epitome of those marriage vows. Paul and Iola Dees. Over the weekend they celebrated 65 years of marital bliss. Me, my sister, their families, grands, and great grands had a wonderful day on Saturday as we had a celebratory brunch. Then it was back to "the house" for anniversary cake, ice cream, and coffee with the rest of our family. We packed into the house and had a great time just talking and catching up with each other. When it was time to cut the cake, my sister Paula asked if Paul and Iola had any advice for anyone who wanted to make their marriage last as long (or longer) than theirs. Here's what they had to say.
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