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let’s do it all over again.

"My wife and I were in Philadelphia, and we saw a sign that said SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGE. I never will forget it: It had six points to always say to your wife or husband, and the first one was YOU LOOK GREAT. The second was CAN I HELP? The third one, LET’S EAT OUT. The fourth one was I WAS WRONG. And the fifth one was I AM SORRY. But the last and most important one was I LOVE YOU. That was it. There were six statements, and it said if you follow that you’ll have a successful marriage. So we followed it, and we did have a successful marriage.

If she was working out in the yard, I’d come out: “Can I help you?” And when we’d come home from work, and I knew she was tired, I’d ask her, “You want to go out to eat?” To keep her from working and cooking at the same time.

It lasted fifty-three years, two months, and five days, It’s been rough, but every morning when I wake up she’s included in my prayers, and I talk to her every night when I go to bed. She was something. One thing: If they ever let me in those pearly gates, I’m going to walk all over God’s heaven until I find that girl. And the first thing I’m going to do is ask her if she would marry me and do it all over again. (Recorded in Chicago, Illinois, on July 27, 2007)”

Leroy A. Morgan, 85, remembers his late wife, Vivian. Taken from All There Is: Love Stories from Storycorps