|George and Lucille England celebrate their |
72nd Valentines Day as a married couple.
Photo by Kristi Fitzgerald
Valentine's Day was very special for George and Lucille England who have been married for 72 years.The couple, both now residents of American House Westland-Hunter, were honored last
Their love story began in the early
When George first saw Lucille, he told his best friend, “Watch, I am going to marry that girl.” At the time, he didn't even know her name.
“She didn't know how much she meant to me before she even knew who I was. I just thought so much of her,” George recalled.
A few years passed and George enlisted in the armed forces and served in World War II. When he returned home, he asked Lucille on a date.
“Our first date was a disaster. We went on a double date and argued,” George explained, laughing. Things did improve in their courtship, however, and the couple was married on Sept. 27, 1947.
Prior to living at American House, the couple resided in Canton Township for 48 years. Throughout their marriage, the couple was very involved
Still active, they continue their lifestyle with frequent hugs and smiles, enjoying life and bringing good cheer to all the family, friends and residents
“He is my everything, I couldn't be anything without him. He is perfect,” Lucille said, smiling at her husband.