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A lifetime of love: Senior couples renew vows in Virginia Beach

Posted at 11:17 PM, Feb 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-11 23:17:22-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Celebrating a lifetime of love.

Monday, six local couples said their “I dos” for a second time. Many of them have been married since they were teenagers.

Decades later, they’re still going strong.

What better way to share their love than with a vow renewal ceremony at the Atlantic Shores Retirement Community?

From the songs played to the personalized cake, it was as close to the original day as possible.

When News 3's Erin Miller asked them about the key to making it last all these years, they said:

Wendy & Don Bersing, married 60 years

"Keep your humor. Nothing is that great not to laugh at it. It's not that bad."

"It started the first few seconds we met each other, and we've been laughing ever since."

Walter & Donna Hudgins, married 52 years

"Learn to compromise and never go to bed angry."

Bill & Juanita Jenkins, married 7 years

"I'll be 95 in one month and she's 91, but we still look out for each other and love each other and care for each other every day."

As a group, the six couples have more than 320 years together under their belts.