Love grows at St. Gabriel’s this Valentine’s Day

Published: Feb. 14, 2020 at 7:00 PM CST
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Decades of love is being celebrate at St. Gabriel’s Assisted living this Valentine’s Day.

In a deck of wild cards, these hearts found each other.

"There was a whole group of girls standing around, and I asked if they would like a ride with us and she said, yeah, and she happened to sit on my lap and that's when the sparks flew," said Tony Volt.

For some, the shuffle was longer than others.

"It was a long time before I dated him, after I met him," said Violet Sailer.

But hearts sunk around St. Gabriel’s following a billiards game.

"There was an empty chair at his table, and I went and sat down, and he was telling his buddies that he was playing online poker that morning and he had won $34 million. So I put my elbow on the table, and said, well, would you like to get married?" said Barb Diebert.

Now, these two have been aiming at each other’s hearts for a little over a year.

"We have been able to pin point when were in the same room at the same time, and we never met each other until we came here," said Diebert.

When time is all you have,

"A year after I met him, is when he gave me an engagement ring," said Sailer.

And together is how you spend it.

"If there's love involved, it works," said Volt.

Love will combine two together as one.

"I look back and life has been great," said Volt.

And only grows stronger throughout the decades.

- Violet and Walter Sailer have been married for 65 years. - Tony and Sally Volt have been married for 63 years. - Alan and Caroline Gross have been married for 58 years. - James Miller and Barb Diebert have been together for 15 months.