A couple from Halawa is celebrating 75 years of marriage, and looking back at their decades of memories.
In 1942, the U.S. was in the middle of World War II, Hawaii was still a territory, and on Dec. 12, Sterling Cale married Victoria Ventula.
“He was good-looking when he was young,” Victoria said.
“I went over to Kawaiahao Church, where the kings and queens get married, and I said to the father there, and he said, ‘Sure, you can get married here. You got 50 bucks?’ Fifty bucks? That’s two months salary!” Sterling said with a laugh.
Sterling managed to get the $50. The couple got married and had two kids.
But like all marriages, they’ve had their ups and downs. Sterling was in the military. He fought in World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam wars, so he was gone a lot.
“It was a lifelong battle,” Victoria admitted. “I don’t think another person would …