Married 65 Years: A Great Love Story

by Erika Torres

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. 

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Alexis Marlons February 25, 2014 - 12:04 am

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

Lisa E. @ Lisa Vs. The Loans February 18, 2014 - 9:01 pm

Wahhh stories like this make me so happy!

Army Amy February 15, 2014 - 4:27 pm

Could they be any cuter? Speaking of lessons on love and making it work, did you see this: It’s about a guy who interviewed a bajillion people about love and relationship advice. My favorite was, “Don’t be afraid to be the person who loves more.”

Mark Ross February 15, 2014 - 9:16 am

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

Tonya@Budget and the Beach February 14, 2014 - 4:52 pm

Awe, such a sweet story. Yes, it’s what we all want!

Jessica February 14, 2014 - 11:31 am

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

mariloly February 14, 2014 - 10:43 am

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

Tanner February 14, 2014 - 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!

Lizzy February 14, 2014 - 9:34 am

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

Jessi February 14, 2014 - 8:30 am

inspiring <3

Ris February 14, 2014 - 6:25 am

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


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