Couple celebrates 76 years of marriage
Seventy-six years together is impressive to say the least.
As someone who's been in a serious relationship for less than two years now, I feel underqualified to comment what makes for a lasting relationship. I suspect it has something to do with honesty, communication, and patience though. And laughing whenever possible.
After 76 years of marriage, Kay and Paul Zivanovich are still smooching.
Kay turned 100 Friday. Paul is 99 with a birthday coming next Dec. 22.
Still in remarkably good health, they live together in the house they built on Windsor's east side in 1954.
Four generations of family and friends -- including three daughters all in their 70s -- came from as far away as Alaska to celebrate Saturday with a birthday party at The Other Place on Walker Road.
Paul attributes their good health and happy marriage to a quiet life and his wife's good cooking.
"I never gambled," Paul said. "I've never been drunk in my life."
No fried foods and their father's fondness for Jalapeno peppers are what his daughters remember most about the meals their mother prepared.
The tough times in Canada that some women might have complained about didn't bother Kay, Olga said of her mother.
"She was a tolerant woman."