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Published:February 14th, 2011 11:04 EST

Valentine's Day Magic: Couple Married Almost 74 Years Still In Love

By Robert Paul Reyes

"After nearly 74 years of marriage, Tony and Rose Ament of St. Cloud, Minn., say they still tell each other "I love you" every night at bedtime.


The Aments, who the Worldwide Marriage Encounter says have the longest marriage in Minnesota, `are an inspiration to all couples,` their daughter-in-law, Karen, Ament, told the St. Cloud Times.

The Aments, who have four children, 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren, will mark their 74th wedding anniversary in April at the care center where they live, the Times reported Sunday."


When we think of Valentine`s Day we imagine young lovers walking hand-in-hand in the park. But chances are the young couple may not be together in a few weeks or a few months.

The true spirit of Valentine`s Day is symbolized by the Aments who have been married for almost 74 years, and are living out their golden years at a care center.

Tony who turns 100 in July says that he still calls his wife "sweetie" and "honey." This Valentine`s Day young men should follow Tony`s example and shower their lovers with "sweet nothings", and give them chocolate and roses.

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