SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) — Love stands the test of time, and one relationship in Sioux City has proven that.
Ben and Betty Shapiro celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary Wednesday.
The two met on a blind date set up by Ben’s brother. They didn’t quite like each other at first, but in 1947, they tied the knot and never looked back. They’ve raised four kids in Sioux City who have all moved on to cities all over the nation.
These days, the two spend their time reading at the Heritage at Northern Hills nursing home.
They told KCAU 9 the secret of a long marriage is honesty.
“Be honest with each other. Be open with each other. Respect each other and listen to what they have to say,” said Ben and Betty Shapiro.
As for celebrating the big occasion, they planned to spend the night in.