WWII veteran and wife celebrate their 100th birthdays for Memorial Day weekend

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WOLCOTTVILLE, Ind. (WANE) — A married couple of 70 years, Paul Young and Ruby Young, celebrated their 100th birthdays on Saturday.

Paul Young turned 100 years old on May 20th and Ruby Young will be turning 100 on June 21st. The couple decided to celebrate this Memorial Day weekend because they were able to have two of their five grandchildren and two of their five great-grandchildren at their lake house on Witmer Lake.

“We have really enjoyed it and the family has enjoyed it and said, we appreciate them taking the time to spend with us,” said Paul. “After all, we are getting older.”

Paul and Ruby first met when they were in the first grade. Their parents being close friends, the two stayed in contact over the years until they finally started dating when they were 26. They said their life together has been a good one.

“We’ve enjoyed it,” said Paul. “We’ve had a good time. We got to travel and see several things.”

And the secret to 70 years of marriage and 100 years of life?

“Part of it is no secrets from one another,” Ruby said. “We would share and if we had differences, why we would talk it out until it was not an argument anymore.”

“I don’t think we had too many of [those],” added Paul.

Mr. Young is a WWII veteran who is being honored this Memorial Day weekend for his service by his family.

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