Seventy-five years after saying their “I dos,” Lisette and Walter Kimmel celebrated their platinum anniversary by cutting a cake at the same time they both walked down the aisle, all those years ago.
The couple have not only defied the odds by staying married for so long, they’ve also both accomplished the great feat of living to 100. They’ve been together for three-fourths of their lives.
The pair met when they were just 22 at a Maryland church. They married in that same church just a few years later. Lisette played the organ and Walter was in the choir. They went on to have two children, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
They celebrated their milestone with a party at the Charlestown Retirement Community where they now live, with staff and other residents. They enjoyed cake accompanied by classic songs, including “What a Wonderful World.”
As to their secret to happily wedded bliss for 75 years, they advice was short and sweet. “Stay true to each other,” said Lisette in a release. “Be honest with each other and enjoy each other.” Walter said, “Be happy with each other every day of your life.”
Head over to The Baltimore Sun for photos of the happy couple.
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