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Love That Lasts: Couple Married for Nearly 70 Years

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It's Valentine's Day, a time billed as the most romantic day of the year. So what is the secret to making love last?

Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey visited a couple in Lycoming County that's been married for nearly 70 years to find out!

Ryan visited Sal and June Bones Tuesday on Newswatch 16 at their home in Hughesville.

The husband and wife are in their 90s and got married in the mid-1940s.


  • Writer Girl

    Congratulations and Happy Valentine’s Day to both of you. You don’t meet or hear of too many couples that are married that long anymore.

  • Debra Eck

    I met this couple right before an anniversary about 8 or 10 years ago. They were walking through the parking lot at Target holding hands, I stopped them to ask them how long they had been married and what was the secret to all those years together and the words they told me then ., He said he never did anything without thinking how it would affect her first and she did the same. If they weren’t sure they discussed whatever it was before they did anything. He said I take care of her and she takes care of me. That way they both got what they needed from each other. They both said that if one or the other needed something extra from the other they asked for it. They said to never assume you are doing everything the other person needs and to always ask. She told me that if they disagreed on something they talked through it and if in the end they still didn’t agree it was ok because they each had their own opinions and respected each other enough to not let those opinions interfere in the day to day things of life. They also told me that neither of them spent any money on anything over a few dollars without talking to the other about it first so there were no issues about him spending too much or her spending too much and fighting over money. So nice to know they are still alive and in love.

    • Linda

      Thank you for sharing your memory of them! I had Mrs. Bonés in HS and she was always such a sweet lady. It brought tears (happy ones) to my eyes watching these segments. Made my heart full!

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