St. Louis couple celebrate platinum wedding anniversary
ST. LOUIS – A couple from St. Louis have joined a special club that includes royal and presidential couples.
Jerry and Marge Born tied the knot 70 years ago on Wednesday. He’s 91, she’s 90.
“My husband is a very, very, kind man,” said Marge.
The couple got married at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. He does not exist anymore. It merged with another parish to become the Holy Name of Jesus. For Jerry and Marge, it’s been seven decades of love, laughter and longevity.
“I’ve been in love with her for 70 years and I’m still in love with her,” Jerry said.
Marge and Jerry Born’s wedding day photos bring back memories and questions like how did they make their marriage last?
“We both care about each other if I think I hurt him, I hurt myself,” Marge said.
Jerry added, “If we had a little problem we would fix it right away.”
To celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary, Jerry took Marge to Red Lobster. He loves fish.
“I’m going to eat fish, but I really like catching it,” Marge said.
They are part of one-tenth of 1% of all married couples who reach their 70th birthday.
And they join an impressive group, the Queen of England and Prince Phillip, President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn, and President George Bush and Barbara, all married for over 70 years.
“It’s a pretty damn good company to be in,” Jerry said.
Marge added: “We wish we had their money.”
They have something more precious: a loving family. They raised three sons and welcomed their sons’ wives into the brood, which grew to seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Jerry and Marge’s love continues.
“She’s just a lovely person, that’s all,” Jerry said. “She has been my whole life and still is.”
And humor made their long life together a success.
“I told him that one day if he died before I did, I would kill him,” Marge said.
They say opposites attract. He was an only child and she was the oldest of 13 siblings.
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