“This was gonna last forever, and it has,” Phyllis said. “Make sure the person you’re gonna be married to for 61 years is your companion.”
“She means everything to me,” John said.
Divorce never crossed either of their minds. When they got engaged, they told each other that they didn’t believe in divorces.
“These people who get divorces, they don’t try to get along,” John said.
“One might not get along,” Phyllis said. “One might try, but the other doesn’t cooperate.”
The Metcalfs agree that they’ve gotten along pretty well over the years and that they still love each other very much.
“Be patient with each other,” Phyllis said. “Don’t fly off the handle and get mad at each other. Try to forgive a little bit.”