My grandparents celebrated their 73rd anniversary today. Yep, they were married on January 2, 1937, just a week after my grandmother's 18th birthday.
Given that they've been married longer than some people live, I thought I would ask them their secret to marital bliss. Actually, I think I said "marital success," not "bliss," which is probably a secret in itself, since longevity requires enduring times that aren't so blissful.
Nana responded, "Well, I think it comes down to the three 'P's: patience, perseverance, and prayer."
Grandpa added a fourth 'P' that I think sums it all up: "Just put up with each other!"
Amen to that, Grandpa. Happy anniversary!