Green Country Couple Celebrates 75 Years Of Marriage
TULSA COUNTY, Oklahoma - When two people get married they, of course, hope to be happily ever-aftering for a long time.
When the union lasts 75 years, the rest of us want to know the secret.
Wednesday was a big day for Charles and Edith Sager — it was their 75th wedding anniversary.
Edith is at the Highlands in Owasso rehabbing from a broken ankle.
Charles visits almost everyday.
She was a waitress in a small cafe in Sand Springs.
"When he walked in the Lord said, 'there's your man.' He didn't tell him he told me," she said.
They met in August 1942 and on Sept. 6 they were married.
His parents wondered what was the hurry.
"Because we loved one another," Edith said.
Along the way he went to war.
They've had six children, 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
"I guess maybe we've done our part," Charles said.
He drove race cars at the Tulsa Speedway in the 1960s and '70s.
He didn't retire from work until he was 80.
"The best secret I know is always say 'yes ma'am' and be sure that the toilet seat is down in the bathroom," Charles said.
The family is throwing Charles and Edith a big party at the armory in Sperry Saturday afternoon.