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They Fell In Love When They Were Still Kids, Now They Are Celebrating 70 Years Of Marriage

They Fell In Love When They Were Still Kids, Now They Are Celebrating 70 Years Of Marriage

| On 09, Oct 2017

They said “forever” is not a term but a mentality.

People of different thinking gave different views on them. Some are basing their beliefs by the books while some are basing it by means of their current or past experiences.

Thomas and Irene Howard believe in forever… Why? Because their marriage is an example.

Thomas and Irene are 93 and 91 years-old respectively. They are currently celebrating their 70 years as husband and wife. Their love story is even longer because they fell in love when they were still kids.

In an interview with The Mirror, Thomas said he first saw Irene when he was nine and since then he fell in love with her. They are inseparable because their houses are near from each other.

“I was only about nine then and when I first saw Irene I thought ‘what a lovely girl’, she’s going to be my girl this one and my fondness for her grew since then,” said Thomas.

When he was 19, Thomas was called for his military service. When he came back, he asked for her hands. They are still together today and celebrating their 70th year of being married.

Their secret? Mr. Thomas said he and Irene treat each other with respect.

“Throughout our lives together we have only shown each other respect and good manners and I think of lot of youngsters could learn a lot from that,” said Thomas.

“We’re still in love all these years on. I still have her now and I’m proud of her – if I was fortunate enough to do it all again I’d marry the same girl every time,” Thomas added.

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