Many retirement living seniors have fond memories about the early days of their marriage. Sophia and Art Renner, who have been married for 64 years, enjoy reminiscing about their long courtship and unique engagement story.
The pair, who now resides in the Tabor Hills Senior Living Campus in Naperville, Illinois, met in a high school algebra class while growing up in central Illinois, and quickly grew close.
However, the two parted ways after graduation when Sophia went to college to be a teacher and Art joined the army soon after and was stationed overseas, according to the SuburbanChicagoNews.com.
But they didn't forget each other. The news source reports that they continued to stay in touch and write each other long letters. Eventually, though they hadn't seen each other for over three years, Art sent his sister money to buy an engagement ring for Sophia, and asked his sibling to propose on his behalf.
Retirement living seniors are sure to enjoy the shared memories and strong bond they have with a spouse, and research suggests that marriage can enhance one's wellbeing and increase longevity, according to FoxNews.com.