Couple celebrate Anniversary Milestone

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LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - It is an anniversary traditionally celebrated with Diamonds and Platinum.

An East Texas couple is proudly celebrating 70 years of marriage this holiday season.

Ralph and Anne Bell Randall celebrated their lives together with friends and family at Whispering Pines Nursing Home in Longview on Wednesday.  Anne Bell says, "I made up my mind I was going to marry, get married, and stay married. You have to keep working at it."

For 20 years, after they retired the Randalls, traveled the world on mission trips, a journey that included their family says son Charles, "I have a very rich heritage and I'm pleased too, that God allowed me to be their child and to live long enough to celebrate this moment with them."

The Randalls were married on Christmas Day 1939 by Anne Bell's father, who was a minister.