Renewing Their Vows

Ten couples married for more than 49 years renew¬†their vows during a ceremony on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at the Asbury Heights senior living community in Mt. Lebanon.

Brides from left Jean Rosfeld, 87, Barbara Murawski and Patricia Phoebe, foreground, 89, wait to process into the marriage vow renewal ceremony held in honor of Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Asbury Heights senior living community in Mt. Lebanon. Ten couples, including one couple married for 77 years, renewed their vows Tuesday. (Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)
Marie Waldman, 90, and her husband Norm Waldman, 92, lean in to kiss during a marriage vow renewal for nursing center residents in honor of Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Asbury Heights senior living community in Mt. Lebanon. “You need a sense of humor,” Marie Waldman says about marriage. She adds that there must be give and take in the relationship or it won’t work. She thought the marriage vow renewal was a “beautiful idea.” The couple, married for 77 years, had once before renewed their vows, over twenty years ago, after participating in a marriage enrichment retreat. (Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)
After having their marriage blessed Charles and Patricia Phoebe, both 89, share a moment at a marriage vow renewal for nursing center residents in honor of Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Asbury Heights senior living community in Mt. Lebanon. The Phoebes, married for 66 years, have four children, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. (Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)
Barbara Murawski and her husband Carl Murawski renew their vows during a ceremony in honor of Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Asbury Heights Senior Living Community, where Carl is staying, in Mt. Lebanon. “Marriage doesn’t work unless God is in the mix. You can’t fail with him,” says Barbara Murawski. The couple married in 1954, and went to Washington D.C., on a pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. “He’s still the greatest,” Barbara says after 62 years of marriage. (Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)
Mindi Agona, front left, and Robyn Fitch, center, congratulate Patricia Phoebe, 89, after she renewed her marriage vows during a ceremony for nursing center residents in honor of Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Asbury Heights senior living community in Mt. Lebanon. (Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)