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Couple renews vows on 71st wedding anniversary

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A Saginaw couple is celebrating a lifetime of love.

After 71 years of marriage, they renewed their vows in front of dozens of friends and family.

Eva and Herbert Morris weren’t able to have a formal wedding the first time around. So on Friday, June 8, Eva got all dolled up and walked down the aisle.

“I’m grateful to my children and my family,” she said.

The couple has been married for 71 years. It’s a feat not many couples can achieve.

So what’s the secret?

“Taking care of each other,” Herbert said.

“A lot of communication,” Eva said.

The couple renewed their wedding vows on their anniversary. Their grandson, Nolan Ford, helped organize the big event.

“We appreciate so much what she has done and my grandfather has done to bring the family together and keep us together,” Ford said.

One of the reasons they had the vow renewal was to give the couple a chance to have weddings rings and a wedding dress. Something the pair did not have the first time.

People who attended the ceremony said none of that really matters as long as you have love.

“The rest of that stuff is materialistic. None of that matters. What matters is how they feel about each other, how your heart is. Do you love this individual? Can you see yourself growing old with this person? And that’s what they’re doing,” Pastor Fred Comer said.

Comer is also one of their grandchildren. He proceeded over the ceremony. He called the opportunity awesome.

It was a moment 71 years in the making and the couple sealed their love for each other with a kiss.

“I’m going to tell my family this is one of the most wonderful things that ever happened to me,” Herbert said.

“I just want to say I love y’all very much and I thank you all for loving us and doing this for us,” Eva said.

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