Travis and Valmae Ayres have been at each other's side for three quarters of a century as husband and wife.
And they are still side by side at Atria Sutton Senior Living Center for a special 75th anniversary dinner. Looking at Travis now, most people would only see a 103-year-old man "resting his eyes" through much of the excitement, but Valmae still sees the handsome young soldier she married.
"Some days he just looks at me and smiles, " she said. " And I remember the first time I saw him."
He was in the Army and stationed in Australia during World War II when she turned him down for a ball because she already had a date.
Terri Harmon is executive director of Atria Sutton. She recounted the story of how the couple ended up together.