Calif. couple celebrates 80 years of love

5:54 PM, Nov 26, 2011   |    comments
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Edna and Harold Owings have so much to be thankful for.

She's 99, he's 100 and on Thanksgiving, they celebrated 80 years of marriage.

"We've had a wonderful life," says Edna Owings. "We've had a storybook life, really."

So what is the secret to their happy marriage?

"I never remember having and argument with her and it last overnight. Never once, because I always believed that I had a right to my opinion, and she had a right to hers. And if we couldn't settle it that way we just let it go and eventually it settled itself," recalls Harold Owings.

"Because we wouldn't be human if we didn't get aggravated at each another, once and awhile," says Edna.

You could say it was love at first sight.

He was her boyfriend in the fifth grade and brought her a candy bar every day.

"His folks gave him permission to stop and get candy bars any time he wanted to on the way to school," recalls Edna. "So there'd be a candy bar on my desk everyday, but if he thought I was mad at him, there'd be two candy bars."

Happy anniversary, Edna and Harold, 80 years strong.

"I feel like God must have put us together," says Edna, "because I think we just belong together."

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