Bob and Louise Sherman say the key to their marriage is making each other laugh. So far, that's worked. The two are celebrating their seventieth anniversary.
"I don't know how she could put up with me for seventy years. That's why. Anything we needed to go she was always there to help," said Bob.
"I listen to him I guess. And do what he tells me to do," said Louise.
To celebrate, the two held an open house at their home in the town of Clayton. Family, friends, and people in the community filled the room. Leaving cards, eating cake, and enjoying each other's company. But Bob says one of the highlights was being able to spend time with their great-grandson, Finley.
"We both have said many times that we don't know how we got so lucky to live long enough to have a great-grandson. So that's one of our highlights right now," said Bob.
The couple moved into their home in 1951. They've built a life here. One they share with their family, and many friends.
"It's always been an open family. Louise is a great cook. Her kitchen has been open with all the food and just really fond memories," said Gerry Carpenter, friend.
Seventy years of memories. All thanks to the happy couple.
Thursday, September 18, 2014, Watertown, NY