MONMOUTH — Two couples with a combined 138 years of marriage said there was no secret to their long-term wedded bliss.
“We’re compatible, always have been,” Polly Johnson, 89, said. Her husband Carl, 90, added “we can get along.”
Lucille and Albert “Shorty” Harris have a similar “secret.”
“We were both easy to get along with,” Lucille, 92, said. Shorty credited his bride. “I had a good wife, that’s all I can say. Perfect.”
The Johnsons celebrate 65 years of marriage today, while the Harris 73rd anniversary is Saturday. Both couples, who live in Courtyard Estates, were surprised Wednesday night with a special, private anniversary dinner and a violin serenade by Jennifer Rovinsky.
“It’s something different this year,” Courtyard Director Carie Widener said. “We have three couples here … and we wanted to do something special.”