Ronald returned home from work one night and changed the alarm on the clock. Five minutes later, the alarm went off and Joan started getting ready for work – only to find out she didn’t need to be at work until hours later.
Ronald laid in bed laughing. Retelling the story, he jokingly replies, “Ehh, she got over it.”
This gentle joking between the two 70-something-year-olds has been present since they met on a blind date 53 years ago. They’ve been married for more than 50 of those years.
For them, the smallest moments and actions are what keep their relationship strong.
Back when a bouquet of flowers cost only a couple of bucks, Ronald would stop at a local market on the way home from work for flowers to give to Joan once a week. It was a practice he kept up for years.
The biggest secret to the couple’s long-lasting relationship: never stop laughing.
“You can’t hold grudges against each other,” Ronald says. “We never go to bed angry.”