“When your old wedding ring was new…”
92-year-old Don Morrissey’s cover of Jimmy Roselli’s love ballad gets better every time his wife, Barbara, hears it.
The Morrissey’s celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Tuesday surrounded by friends and family at Chillicothe’s Evergreen Senior Living.
“I guess that’s really the history of our married life,” explained Don. “We sang, and we danced. We can still sing, but we can’t dance now.”
The pair first met back in 1947, after Don came back from World War II.
Don still recalls the first time he met his future wife.
“I was from the south side of (Stark) county, so I had to go to the north side where they didn’t know me to get a bride,” he said with a laugh and a wink. “I fell in love with her that night.”