Couple Celebrate Their 80th Wedding Anniversary on Thanksgiving

Harold and Edna Owings got married on Thanksgiving Day in 1931.

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    Harold and Edna Owings Celebrate their 80th Wedding Anniversary

    Edna and Harold Owings have so much to be thankful for. She's 99, he's 100 and on Thanksgiving, they're celebrating 80 years of marriage.

    "We've had a wonderful life," says Edna Owings. "We've had a storybook life, really."

    Couple Celebrate Their 80th Wedding Anniversary on Thanksgiving

    [LA] Couple Celebrate Their 80th Wedding Anniversary on Thanksgiving
    Harold and Edna Owings got married on Thanksgiving Day in 1931.

    So what is the secret to their happy marriage?

    "I never remember having and argument with her and it last overnight. Never once, because I always believed that I had a right to my opinion, and she had a right to hers. And if we couldn't settle it that way we just let it go and eventually it settled itself," recalls Harold Owings.

    "Because we wouldn't be human if we didn't get aggravated at each another, once and awhile," says Edna.

    But you could say it was love at first sight. He was her boyfriend in the fifth grade and brought her a candy bar every day.

    "His folks gave him permission to stop and get candy bars any time he wanted to on the way to school," recalls Edna. "So there'd be a candy bar on my desk everyday, but if he thought I was mad at him. there'd be two candy bars."

    Happy anniversary, Edna and Harold, 80 years strong.

    "I feel like God must have put us together," says Edna, "because I think we just belong together."