This story originally appeared on Babble and is reprinted with permission.
It’s always wonderful to see a couple’s love so strong that it lasts a lifetime. (It sure gives hope to the rest of us!) Just take the love story of 92-year-old Shirley Fouts and her late husband Bill. According to the Union Bulletin, Bill asked Shirley to “go steady” while the pair sat on a bench at Wildwood Park in Walla Walla, Washington 75 years ago. And after that, the rest was history.
The couple went on to live a beautiful life together and raise four children in the process – who are now commemorating the moment it all began with a new bench and plaque to be placed in that very special spot in Wildwood Park.
The Fouts children got the idea for the special monument after seeing their mom lovingly recall that special day every time she visits the …