Celebrating 70 Years of Marriage in Her Real Wedding Dress... That’s What an 86-Year-Old Did

    Celebrating 70 Years of Marriage in Her Real Wedding Dress... That’s What an 86‑Year-Old Did

    Celebrating 70 Years of Marriage in Her Real Wedding Dress... That’s What an 86-Year-Old Did
    Tania
    6:55 AM EDT, May 14, 2022

    Melvina and Nancy Lubbers are a remarkable American couple who are 91 and 86 years old. They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, and their granddaughter talked them into a special photo shoot to document their extraordinary love.

    They Met as Teenagers at an Ice Rink

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    Family rumor has it that they literally bumped into each other during a skating rink, knocking each other over, but don’t fully disclose it

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    Melvin and Nancy instantly took a liking to each other and the whole thing between them went very fast and a bit fairy tale

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    They were married on January 6, 1952, at First Lutheran Church in Mitchell, South Dakota.

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    Nancy’s wedding dress can also be seen in contemporary photos

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    The woman had been so slim all her life that she easily fits into it again after 70 years

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    Melvin, on the other hand, appeared in a military uniform at the photo shoot

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    Shortly after the wedding he went to war in Korea

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    After 8 months, he returned to his wife and their life together began

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    The couple in love have many children and grandchildren Melvin had worked all his life as a store clerk,and had a semi-hobby sheep farm. Nancy’s main job was to take care of their home.

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    What is their recipe for a long happy relationship? The most important thing, they say, is to treat and relate to your partner with respect, even when you’re angry with them and even during arguments. And also to be able to forgive and forget. And, of course, to talk openly with each other about problems.

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    But the most important thing is to really love each other. And this elderly couple has no shortage of love.

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    Even now, in their old age, they have a lot of warmth and feel a spark between them

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    Do you dream of such a long, happy love?

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