Alvin and Eula Blankenship have been married for nearly eight decades. They met in the early 1930s and got married in 1934. There’s a really beautiful wedding picture of them in the video.
Alvin can be forgiven for not remembering everything (79 years is a long time to. Who can remember everything that happened last year, let alone ten), but he remembers their big day, that it was in the afternoon, and what the weather was like.
They had a child, a daughter, and built their way up together by putting all their energy towards the family farm. Eula believes that’s part of what has contributed to their long life.
Her advice for the longevity of a relationship is to “give and take,” she smiles. “We have spates, perhaps once in a while. You get over ‘um.”
That Alvin and Eula are close to 100 years young? Wow. They don’t look it.
And super wow that they’ve been married that long. 79 years together; that’s most of their lives.
Congrats to them both. Here’s to more.