Links from the Times: Holiday couple marks 83 years of marriage today
Happy anniversary, Vickie and Steve Wrubel.
Today marks the 83rd year since they said "I do" in a ceremony in Ubly, Mich. Seven months separate them from the couple that holds the record in the United States for longest marriage — Marshall and Winnie Kuykendall of Lordsburg, N.M.
Read more about Vickie and Steve Wrubel:
• Sept. 9, 2009: After 80 years of marriage, she still smiles at his teasing
• Sept. 28, 2011: For Steve and Vickie Wrubel, it's a love 82 years strong
Steve, a retired General Motors worker who turned 103 in July, plans to observe this special day at the Peninsula Care and Rehabilitation Center in Tarpon Springs, where Vickie, 101, has lived most of the past two years since she broke a hip. Steve has lived in the same house in Holiday since 1978. Now he catches a cab each day to the nursing home.
"She'd like to come home," he said, "but it's better this way. We enjoy our time together."