|Vivian Boyack and Alice Dubes getting married|
in Davenport, Iowa Saturday. Photo by Thomas Geyer
They probably broke the record for the longest courtship before a marriage. Boyack, 91, and Dubes, 90, have been together for 72 years, says the Quad City Times.
I'm sure the happy couple would have gotten married many years ago, but of course gay marriage has only recently become legal.
Still, it's nice to see the couple finally tied the knot at the First Christian Church in Davenport.
According to the Quad City Times:
"Surrounded by family and a small group of close friends, the two held hands as the Rev. Linda Hunsaker told the couple that, 'This is a celebration of something that should have happened a very long time ago.'"
More from the Times about the couple:
"Over the years, the two have traveled to all 50 states, all the provines of Canada and to England twice.
'We've had a good time,' Dubes said. Boyack added it takes a lot of love and work to keep a relationship going for 72 years."
Here's hoping the couple have many more happy years together.