They agree that they never realized how much they loved each other until they’d been married for a while, and after all their shared experiences.
“It’s better than being single,” Doyle said. “You’re lonely when you’re single. When you’re married, you’re not very lonely. Especially when your wife talks as much as mine.
It hasn’t always been perfect for the Thompsons. Although they say their marriage is wonderful, they have to work at it all the time.
“When you say, ‘You have this wrong with you, you have that wrong with you,’ go in the bathroom and look in the mirror and ask yourself, ‘Am I really that perfect?’” Billie said.
Neither of them likes arguing, and they agree on most things. Most of all they agree to be happy, stay true to each other and enjoy life.
“It’s kind of like a union in a company,” Billie said. “You have to sit down at the table and discuss what you’re doing.”
Now, after more than six decades of marriage, the Thompsons say their relationship is a lot tighter.
“I know everything about him and he knows everything about me,” Billie said. “We almost speak each other’s sentences. When you live with somebody for that long, you know what they’re thinking before they even do it. They become a part of you.”