Bismarck couple's love withstands the test of time

BISMARCK, N.D. - In 1948, the president of the United States was Harry Truman, Republicans nominated New York Governor Thomas Dewey and baseball legend Babe Ruth died.

Ted and Rose Riehl were also married that year. They’ve been together 69 years and they're celebrating their 70th this June. The very first time Ted laid eyes on Rose he said she was the girl for him.

Distance didn't keep them apart.

"I thought that thought wasn't possible because she was 120 miles away and I had no car," said Ted. But Rose had different thoughts.

"I wasn't too impressed. No, no, I had thoughts," says Rose.

After meeting through Rose's brother, they got married in 1948 by Rose's brother Father George Splonskowski, however they're union wasn't official for another decade.

"It took him ten years before he signed it, I was a free man for ten years," laughed Ted.

A signed marriage license, and after 15 children later, the Riehl's have some tips on young love.

"Stay close to God I guess, that's what we have done. Love them with all your heart. Put your spouse first all the time," said Ted.

And they've been happy ever since, dancing the days away.

No matter how old they get, the Riehl's still love dancing together.