Elderly couples give advice on how to keep the spark alive

Good Day Dakota
Love is in the air today. KX News wanted to find out from some professionals on how to keep that love going, even after Valentine’s Day is over.

Aaron Fields went to the Edgewood Vista and talked to 3 couples– all who have been married for over 60 plus years.

And let me tell you, they did not sugarcoat anything.

The Miller’s, The Reep’s, and The Blotsky’s all gave me some advice on how they have been able to stay married for over 60 plus years.

Marvin Miller and Lois Miller: “We’ve been married 73 years in July. So how did yall meet? I was a school teacher out in his area. Was it love at first sight? No, not really.”
 
Marilyn Reep and Wayne Reep: “Well we actually knew each other many years because my mom was actually his teacher. But we didn’t start dating until he was in the service. Do you want to tell them about that? No…No… You’re doing good.”
 
Bill Blotsky and Clara Blotsky: “I don’t know I think Cupid just shot an arrow and hit us. See we’ve known each other…forever.”
 
The first question I asked the couples– what are some tips on how to keep the sparks alive in your marriage?
 
Marilyn Reep and Wayne Reep: “You got any Wayne? Do what you’re told. For years and years and year when we would fight we would do the silent treatment. And now we don’t we just kind of holler at each other and get it over with and I think that works best. Get it done and get it over with.”
 
Marvin Miller and Lois Miller: “Well I think you need to have a little absence once in a while and so forth which we do. I have my activities and he has his activities and its always been that way.”
 
Lastly, they gave me some advice on how to find that special someone.
 
Marilyn Reep and Wayne Reep: “I think it’s important to let someone you love know that you do and that you’re thinking of them and want to see them happy.”
 
Bill Blotsky and Clara Blotsky: “Well I wanted to have somebody that acted like a lady and is a lady at all times and that’s what she was. So you found the perfect match. Yep…”
 
KX wishes everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day.
 

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