Couple Celebrates 69 Year Anniversary
The divorce rate among baby boomers has surged to more than fifty percent.
However one Gainesville couple has the secret to success as time goes by.
"I borrowed it from a friend, a 34 Ford, which you probably never seen," said Edward Skotta, who recalls the car and the Horace Heidt concert he took his wife Dorothy to decades ago.
On Tuesday the couple celebrated their 69-year wedding anniversary.
"Everything about him is wonderful," said Dorothy.
The Miami natives now live at the Gainesville Health Care Center, and other than mild dementia, Ed, 90, and Dorothy, 89, are still kicking.
"They like italian food, and fruits, those are the things they love the most," said James Frial, the couple's nutritionist.
However, you won't find this couple's secret to forever, in what they're eating.
"We have her prayer book from 56 years ago, and we pray out of her prayer book," said Ed.
These Catholics say it's simple, put your faith in God, and nothing is impossible.
Dorothy does need a little more help getting around, but these sweethearts don't fear tomorrow.
"We're ready to go anytime, I don't know where we're gonna go, but I hope it's a good place," said Ed.
A place, where they pray they'll be together.
The couple does have one daughter, who is a doctor practicing in Seattle.
- Couple celebrates 65 years of marriage
- Couple celebrates 75th wedding anniversary
- Gainesville Garden Club Celebrates 90 Years
- Career fair celebrates 80 year anniversary
- Family, friends remember 7 children killed in tragic accident nine years ago today
- After 70 Years One Couple Found A Way to Keep the Love Alive
- 4 Years Later, Still No Answers
- Remembering Vietnam veterans 50 years later
- 30th anniversary celebration
- Newberry High celebrates former athlete