LELAND, NC (WECT) – February 14 is a day to celebrate love. For one couple in Brunswick County, Friday will be the celebration of their 62nd Valentine's Day together.
After more than 60 years of marriage, Elgie and Marie Jones only have eyes for each other.
"There's no other valentine for me," said Elgie.
Their journey began back in 1950 when they first met at a friends' house in Ocean Isle Beach.
"When I came out, his heart went bump bump bump," said Marie. "And then he asked me out."
From that moment on, it was love at first sight.
"I knew that I found somebody to spend my life with," said Elgie.
Elgie and Marie spent the day looking back at old pictures, remembering the good times and the not so good times.
"Sometimes you get aggravated you say I wish I never married him," said Marie. "I'm like Billy Graham's wife, she said she hadn't ever thought about leaving him she just thought about killing him."
After 62 years, three children, and nearly a dozen grandchildren later, Marie hasn't axed her husband yet. In fact, this couple still knows how to keep a happy marriage together.
"When you see a successful marriage, that couple is making compromises," said Elgie.
On this Valentine's Day, if you're in search of a long, happy marriage, look no further than Elgie and Marie.
"Pray a lot and with the Lord, you'll make it," said Marie.
For Valentine's Day, Elgie and Marie said they're going to Applebee's for dinner. On Saturday, they will attend a Sweetheart Banquet at their church in Wilmington.
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