Oregon couple celebrates 80 years of marriage

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by KHOU.com staff

KREM.com

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 6:15 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 23 at 6:21 AM

HOUSTON – A couple is offering advice as they celebrate 80 years of marriage on August 23.

The Johnstons are the longest married couple in the state of Oregon. Ermin and Erma Johnston tied the knot in 1933 during the Great Depression.

When asked what their secret is, the answer was simple.

“There is no secret, just keep living,” said Ermin, who is 101.

“I’d say communicate,” Erma replied.

“And behave yourself,” Ermin continued.

Ermin said he met his wife at a Sunday school party. He said he would do another 80 years with her if he could.      

For a long marriage his advice was to just keep on trucking and communicate with each other.

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