Spokane couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary

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by COLE HEATH & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 15, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Updated Sunday, Jun 16 at 10:35 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 15.

Gerry and Emmy Schmidt married in 1943.

"I had my eye on him from the very start. From the 8th grade on," said Emmy Schmidt. "We wanted to get married right out of high school but our parents made us wait for a year because it would never last."

It has lasted seven decades. The couple renewed their vows on Saturday in a surprise ceremony put on by their families.
 

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