Sometimes, we’re lucky enough to get a good snapshot of what love looks like.
It looks like this. A man, his lips red with frosting, feeding a piece of cake to his betrothed.
It was at a surprise party in Duluth yesterday for Mike and Tillie Skorich, age 96 and 95 respectively, who were married in 1942. Do the math. That’s 75 years.
“We’ve had a nice life. Not fancy or anything like that. We had a cabin, enjoyed that,” Tillie tells the Duluth News Tribune.
Gather ’round, kids and soak up Mike’s secret to a long and happy marriage.
“We were lucky,” he says.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.