Joseph and Julia White, Married for 67 Years

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SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCBD) – The story of Joseph and Julia White started on June 9, 1951. 67 years ago; 67 years filled with marriage, love, and children. And all these years later he still makes her laugh.

“My favorite thing about him is his sense of humor,” Julia said. “He has a great sense of humor.”

Joseph was in the Navy when he asked Julia to be his wife. A girl from Arkansas, a boy from Mississippi. The two met in California, got married in Nevada and wound up in South Carolina.

“It was just the two of us, and it’s been that way ever since,” said Joseph.

They say they’ve made it work all these years, by not arguing over the small things. 

“You just have to remember, what you had when you got married, and keep that in mind,” Julia said. “Instead of what’s going on at the time.”

And they both know when to let the argument die. 

“I said I’ll keep my mouth shut but I don’t want to see yours keep going,” Joseph said.

“That doesn’t keep me quiet though,” Julia said.

Julia’s favorite Valentine’s gift from Joseph is a heart-shaped leaf he picked up for her while fixing up the yard. She truly believes the two were just meant to be together, regardless of what others said. 

“They were so quick for them to say it won’t last,” Julia said. “I wish they were still around to see it.”

The two shared that divorce was never an option for either of them and that they’ve used their faith to help with things that some people typically fight over. 

Joseph hopes he makes it to 100, still kicking as he says, “right by Julia’s side.”

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