A Tampa, Florida couple with almost 100 descendants, Nate and Virginia Crawford, will be celebrating their 75th anniversary.
According to WFLA, Nate (94) and Virginia (101) will be celebrating their 75th anniversary with a private dinner of 60 attendees on Sept. 16. One of the Pasco County couple’s grandchildren, Anitra Merricks, said the pair has a ton of descendants: five children, 25 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
“We have a huge family and so grateful for the foundation our family was build upon,” Anitra said in an email sent to WFLA.
She added that Nate and Virginia are inseparable, saying, “if you see one, you see the other,” and expressed how much the family admires their union.
“If you see one, you see the other. Always together and never apart,” Anitra told WFLA. “We all admire their love for each other and appreciate the foundation they built our family on (God, love, faith and family).”
The Tampa lovebirds even shared their secret to a lasting marriage, saying it’s about “love, trusting one another and having faith in God. Put God first, and everything else will fall in place.”
Hundreds of Facebook users commended Nate and Virginia for their long-lasting marriage, calling them an inspiration.
“Happy anniversary to you both,” a user commented.
“Wishing many more wonderful years of happiness together…Thank you for being an inspiration for many to live by…enjoy your special day….” one user wrote.
“What an accomplishment!! You set the bar for the rest of us,” another commented.
“Keep on Loving each other. God Bless You. So Sweet,” another user said.
“Wow, they look AMAZING! Happy anniversary!” another user wrote.
Many of the nation’s elderly have been making headlines for various milestones as of late. In July, News Onyx reported that Black Vietnam war veteran Timothy Brown graduated from HBCU South Carolina State University (SCSU) at 77 years old. He initially dropped out of college in the 1960s.