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Albert and Ruth Gray were married on August 31, 1939 in Webaux, Mont. Seven decades later, they're still together. The couple, who make their home at Winchester on Washington in Detroit Lakes, say they have no plans for a formal celebration.

Still in love: Detroit Lakes couple celebrating 70th wedding anniversary

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This is a very special day for Detroit Lakes residents Albert and Ruth Gray.

Seventy years ago today, on Aug. 31, 1939, they exchanged wedding vows in Webaux, Mont. -- and nearly three-quarters of a century later, they're still together.


"When I said 'I do,' I meant it," says Albert, now 92. (Ruth is four years younger.)

The simple sincerity of his words is apparent in the tender way he kisses Ruth's cheek as they pose for a photograph together.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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