Vernon Hills couple celebrates 75th wedding anniversary

Vernon Hills couple celebrates 75th wedding anniversary

VERNON HILLS, Ailing. (TOC) — A northwest suburban Vernon Hills couple is celebrating a uncommon milestone: 75 years of marriage.

Lawrence Gregory serenaded his spouse, Genevieve, because the couple of their 90s shared their diamond anniversary with their household. It is clear they’re as completely happy right now because the day they met.

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“We’re somewhat exhausted from all this pleasure,” Genevieve Gregory stated. “We have by no means been married 75 years earlier than.”

The Gregorys met at a dance a month after Lawrence was discharged from the Navy.

“I walked throughout the ground with my eye on the woman within the center, and eventually bought up there, ‘Would you care to bop?'” Lawrence Gregory recalled. “She’s trying on the market (seems to be up and down), oh, okay.”

It wasn’t lengthy earlier than Lawrence knew Genevieve was the one.

“She was true blue, by no means had anyone’s eyes however me, proper?” Lawrence stated earlier than they shared a kiss.

The Gregorys credit score their robust religion and shared hobbies, like golf, for sustaining an in depth bond.

“It is love and honor and respect,” Genevieve Gregory stated. “And respect, primarily, as a result of if you do not have respect, you possibly can’t love. And we do love and respect one another. Not on a regular basis, however most of it.”

“They not solely discuss the discuss, they stroll the stroll,” stated their daughter, Christine Gregory. “We grew up watching them and I am happy with who I’m due to them.”

And so they hope to see many extra anniversaries sooner or later. The Gregorys renewed their vows Tuesday morning. And over the weekend, they’d an anniversary celebration, celebrating with their 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

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