Couples married for decades share their secrets for a lasting re

Couples married for decades share their secrets for a lasting relationship

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Reporter Josh Gauntt and photographer Neal Posey invited couples to sit down and share their wisdom. Source: WBRC video Reporter Josh Gauntt and photographer Neal Posey invited couples to sit down and share their wisdom. Source: WBRC video
Grace and Roy Lamon have been married nearly 68 years. Source: WBRC video Grace and Roy Lamon have been married nearly 68 years. Source: WBRC video
Jannet and Archie Crawford have been married for nearly 60 years. Source: WBRC video Jannet and Archie Crawford have been married for nearly 60 years. Source: WBRC video
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

On this Valentine's Day, we wanted to know how to gave a great relationship. So reporter Josh Gauntt traveled around Tuscaloosa and invited couples to sit on a red love seat and share their secrets.

"Constantly wanting to be with that person," Madison Kootz, a University of Alabama student said.

Friday, couples shared their stories with FOX6 News while sitting on a big red love seat. We took it on a road trip around town searching for true love.

Madison Kootz and Andrew Wuetcher are new to the love game.

"We're eac others first Valentine. So that's kinda cute," Kootz said.

Casey McHargue and Hannah Moody have been in a relationship for over a year.

"We were best friends for a long time," Hannah said. "And then we finally got together."

But to find that long-lasting love, we had to carry our love seat to a house in the Woodlawn Forest neighborhood in Tuscaloosa.

Inside we spoke to Archie and Jannet Crawford. They've been married for nearly 60 years.

"This is the first thing he ever game me. Its solid gold [cross]. And only the Lord knew that what I was getting was a husband with a golden heart," Jannet said.

"She was the best mate God could give me," Archie said.

Was it love at first sight?

"I would say so," Archie said. "I would say it was great interest," Jannet said.

But the longest marriage we found on our trip belongs to Roy and Grace Lamon.

"We've been married 67 years, 11 months, and 20 days. I count every one of them," Roy said. "Because that's another day of happiness."

So what attracted Grace to Roy?

"He was young and cocky," Grace said." And he has some money...That was fun."

The Lamon's and Crawford's have some advice to the younger couples.

"Commitment. You make a vow. You make a promise and you keep it," Jannet said.

"Let each of you be an individual inside the marriage," Grace said.

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