4 children, 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild later, Jim and Mary Nicholson are still happily married.
On Monday, the couple celebrates their 65th wedding anniversary and says the key to staying together that long is pretty simple.
"Loving. I love my husband and I have ever since the day that I met him and I think loving each other is the biggest thing. Keeping our family together, said Mary.
That's the key to it, agreed Jim.
Another secret the loving couple shared? They still go to bed holding hands every night.