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Detroit Couple Celebrates Their 75th Wedding Anniversary And Credit Communication As The Key To A Lasting Marriage

Detroit Couple Celebrates Their 75th Wedding Anniversary And Credit Communication As The Key To A Lasting Marriage

They’re still going strong!

A Detroit couple recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary, crediting communication as the key to a lasting marriage, reports.

Albert Green first met his wife Myrtle 80 years ago, when the two were just 13 years old. For Albert, it was love at first sight, but he says he can’t quite remember what attracted her to him in the first place. 

“Whatever it was, it’s still there,” the 93-year-old told reporters. 

Photo Courtesy of Albert and Myrtle Green

Six years later, the two would go on to get married and have four children together. The couple built a business, serving as owners and operators of Green’s Variety Store in Detroit for 55 years, eventually retiring in 2015. While some couples struggle to work together, the Greens say it was a breeze for them.

“We could work together forever,” said 94-year-old Myrtle.

Recently, the duo celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary with crowds of neighbors, family, and friends showing up. There was a honking car parade and a virtual party where 100+ guests attended. The love received is a testament to just how much the community loves the Greens.

“It was something I’ll never forget,” Myrtle said.

Photo Courtesy of Albert and Myrtle Green

Reporters caught up with the two post-celebration to get the secret to such a loving, long and healthy marriage, and the two agreed that the key was communication.

“We don’t argue,” Albert said, adding that they’ve never had negative talks in front of their kids.

“You have to call things out and be on the same page. Be honest and talk things out if you can. We’ve always been able to do that,” said Myrtle.

The Greens’ youngest daughter, Alecia Green, said she has greatly benefitted from her parent’s calm demeanor and learned a lot from them along the way.

“Communication is so huge, and I think that’s where people often fall short because life is so fast, and we don’t take the time to communicate. It has been a tremendous blessing to watch my parents and to still have them in my life,” said Alecia.

The couple also added that they enjoy being around each other and never get bored. Also, eight decades later, Myrtle still cooks for her husband, something he said he greatly appreciates.

“I can’t cook, so everything she cooks is great,” said Albert.

The two are still going strong and say they compliment each other well.

“He’s kind, understanding, and he shows me that he loves me. He doesn’t tell me he loves; he shows me,” said Myrtle.

“She’s a wonderful person,” Albert added.

Happy Anniversary, Mr. & Mrs. Green!

Photos Courtesy of Albert and Myrtle Green