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Lubbock couple celebrates 76 years of marriage

A.W. and Virginia Lott have been married for 76 years. A.W. and Virginia Lott have been married for 76 years.
A.W. and Virginia Lott were honored today at Carillon Senior Lifecare on Tuesday. A.W. and Virginia Lott were honored today at Carillon Senior Lifecare on Tuesday.
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

After 76 years of marriage, one Lubbock couple is still going strong.

In 1936, A.W. and Virginia Lott exchanged vows in front of a small group of friends and family.

The couple didn't have much money when they first got married. They couldn't even afford to go on their honeymoon. Instead they both went on trips...separately.

Texas Tech Marriage and Family Relations Professor Nicole Springer was at Carillon Senior Lifecare Tuesday to talk about the longevity in married relations.

"I think when we think about Valentine's Day, we think about affection and expressions of love and certainly. We know that couples who are happier maintain that physical connection and that helps to sustain them," Springer said.

Springer says there is no single secret to a long marriage, but she finds that a good predictor is when couples keep the positive and negative comments and interaction at a good ratio.

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