Cheers to the bride and groom!
Marvin and Lucille Stone got married in Sterling in 1960, and have lived happily ever after ever since.
The pictures quickly went viral on Facebook with hundreds of likes and comments. Lucille Stone told Fox News that she and her husband have been “just blown away” by the response.
“My dad cried. He was the only one that cried,” she told KHGI-TV of the big day six decades ago. “My mother beamed and they both thought Marvin was just perfect, and that does help when your parents like the person that you’re marrying.”
As children of the Great Depression, Marvin Stone agreed that he and his wife share similar values.
“We both had farm backgrounds. We both were free enterprise people and we had similar goals in life, and we were both in teaching,” he told the outlet. “We were just kind of together in our concepts of what to do and what direction to go and so forth.”
To that end, the couple cited their faith in one another as the fuel for both good times and bad.
“We don’t always agree, but we have the main focus that we’ve always had, so it just kind of moves along,” Marvin Stone explained. “We have had similar values and so it has worked out pretty well and, I don’t know, we never spent any time considering separating.”
“From day one we have assumed marriage is forever,” his wife echoed. “You do what you have to do and by no means have we been perfect in our marriage.”
“We’ve had arguments. We’ve had disagreements, but on the big things we’re pretty much on the same track,” she said.
Three children and 60 years later, in a word of advice to other romantics, the Stones stressed good communication and open mindedness as the secrets to lasting happiness.