Houston Co. couple celebrating 75th anniversary says faith was the key to their marriage
October 14, 2014 at 9:59 PM CDT - Updated July 11 at 11:50 AM
It's been three-quarters of a century, and she still falls asleep on her husband's shoulder every night.
One Houston County couple took the traditional marriage vow of “til death do us part” seriously when they got married 75 years ago.
“Everybody has problems, but it's how you solve them,” said Edith Campbell. “With Jesus' help we've always done that.”
Edith and her husband, Alvin Campbell, are celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary Wednesday, and they owe their life-long bond to their faith.
“If you don't have that, you don't have anything,” Alvin said.
The Campbells agree that there aren't as many couples who stay together for as long as they have. Alvin said that many people get in relationships based on sexual attraction, but that wears off pretty quickly.
“You've got to see something deeper in the person to love them; there's something in the soul of a person that makes a difference,” Alvin said.
Alvin has already given Edith her gift, a gold bracelet that reads "forever together." They still exchange gifts after 75 years, but it's their many memories that mean the most to them.
“He'd walk out three miles every day to see me on Sunday and walk back, sometimes twice!” Edith said.
Alvin and Edith never went to sleep mad at one another. Alvin said if you ever have a problem in a marriage, you must solve it to stop it from repeating itself.
The Campbells will have a celebration this weekend, and they say the best part will be having all of their kids there to celebrate with them.