Married 65 Years: A Great Love Story

Meet Mr. and Mrs. Sandberg.

He is 94. She is 92.

They’ve been married 65 years.


They met at a party in the 1930’s.

Her friend had invited her with the intent of setting her up with another guy. But as Mr. Sandberg put it: “I had other plans.”

He swept her off her feet, and they were married some odd months later.

I met the Sandbergs at my friend’s 30th birthday last weekend.

I saw this old couple getting down on the dance floor, even though he walked with a cane, and she could barely talk above a whisper.

And I thought to myself: I want that.

Isn’t that what we all want? When we say our vows, is that not the hope? That we will live to old age surrounded by family we’ve created, celebrating our granddaughter’s 30th birthday, and dancing to Daft Punk’s Get Lucky?

I mean, this couple knew how to get downnnnn. Video proof:

Of course, when you meet someone who’s been married that long, you always ask: What’s the secret?

Patience, he told me.

Well, shit, I’m screwed, I thought.

And a little bit of stubbornness, he added.

I’ve got that one down. 

May you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day with your loved one. And may we all be blessed with a lifetime of love. 

11 thoughts on “Married 65 Years: A Great Love Story

  1. February 25, 2014 at 12:04 am

    This is so heart-warming. They are truly an inspiration to everyone.

  2. February 15, 2014 at 9:16 am

    65 years? That’s a very long time. Great story by the way. 🙂

  3. Jessica
    February 14, 2014 at 11:31 am

    I LOVE THIS! I hope I can say the same thing one day!

  4. February 14, 2014 at 10:43 am

    obviously this is the best post EVER! truly awesome and perfect for v-day. hope you’re having a good one!

  5. February 14, 2014 at 10:18 am

    From someone who has always been single and with little intention of getting paired up in the future, if I could find what those two found in each other, I wouldn’t think it twice to rethink the remaining of my life and devote to another person. Too cute. Best wishes to them!

  6. Lizzy
    February 14, 2014 at 9:34 am

    That video is too cute for words! I love seeing old couples like that! It melts my heart!

  7. Jessi
    February 14, 2014 at 8:30 am

    inspiring <3

  8. February 14, 2014 at 6:25 am

    This is the cutest story I’ve heard all week. Love it.

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