Iowa Couple Celebrates Nearly Eight Decades of Marriage

Their secret? Luck.

VINTON, Iowa — It must have worked because this Iowa couple has been hitched for 79 years.

“I said, ‘I’d like to go back and see that girl again’ so that’s where it all started with just trying to vaccinate some pigs,” Keith Elwick said on how he met his future wife at a vet’s office.

Keith and Janet say they must have picked the right partners in life to last almost eight decades of marriage.

They eloped in 1930 and bought Janet’s wedding ring for $6 dollars, then put down roots by building their own manufacturing business.

The Elwicks have four children and plenty of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Their secret?

Luck, they say.

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