Imagine being married for 75 years

Baltimore’s archdiocesan paper, The Catholic Review, ran a story of a local couple who’ve been married 75 years as of last month, and are still loving life together:

Edwin Becker was 19 when he decided that he couldn’t live his life without Gertrude. At 17, Gertrude just knew she wanted to be with him. So, on Sept. 7, 1935, the couple married at Holy Rosary Parish in Fells Point.
Seventy-five years later, the couple still doesn’t know what they’d do without one another.
“Where you see him,” Gertrude said, “you’ll see me, and where you see me, you’ll see him.”

The Beckers had two children, and made it through Edwin’s service in World War II. They lived in the same home for 73 years and Edwin worked at the same job for 49 years before his retirement. Those were the days.

The Beckers’ secret to a long and happy marriage? Staying busy, having fun together. And their shared Catholic faith. At almost 95 and 93 respectively, they still tease each other and keep “pushing one another to live for each other.”

How sweet is that? Follow the article link for a heartwarming photo of the two. 

(Ht: The Deacon’s Bench)

 

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Zoe Romanowsky is writer, consultant, and coach. Her articles have appeared in "Catholic Digest," "Faith & Family," "National Catholic Register," "Our Sunday Visitor," "Urbanite," "Baltimore Eats," and Godspy.com. Zo

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