Longtime couple

Dear Editor:On page 10 of the May 17 edition of The Downey Patriot, we read the article about the couple celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. We have them beat! We are not Downey residents, so aren't sure the following would be of any interest to you or not. But here it is. My wife and I are both 95 years of age and on July 10 this year we will "celebrate" our 70th wedding anniversary. We have three grown children, eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. We are in good health and for exercise, we walk about a mile every day (except Sunday). We eat very little red meat but stick to chicken, turkey and fish. We drink plenty of water (but no alcoholic beverages) and eat lots of fruit and vegetables, both cooked and fresh. All this has helped us, we believe, to reach the age we are and to celebrate our 70th wedding anniversary. Charles T. De Spain and Ruth L. De Spain South Gate

********** Published: May 24, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 06