PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Seymour Farber volunteers three days a week with Meals on Wheels, taking meals to shut-ins.
Most are younger than he is, a healthy 93. That’s remarkable in itself. But more amazing is the fact that Seymour and his 92-year-old wife, Yetta, are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary.
Meanwhile, Kim Teahan and her staff at Lighthouse Pointe Village prepare a surprise party to mark the couple’s 70th anniversary.
“They didn’t have a typical wedding,” Kim says. “They were married very young, so I thought let’s do something to make them feel really special, because it’s a great time to be married: 70 years!”
Seymour and Yetta met when they were both students at Pitt.
“A fraternity brother of mine was taking Yetta to a Halloween party,” Seymour recalls. “And he came to me and he said, ‘Will you pick her up and take her, and I’ll be there by 9:30.’ So that’s when I met her, and we eliminated the boyfriend.”
They were married in a small ceremony in the midst of World War II. They raised three children, who gave them grandchildren. And they stayed busy.
“Yetta was a school teacher until she was 70,” Seymour says, “and I was in the retail business until two years ago. I was over 90 when I retired.”
“We had our little spats, but we made up,” Yetta says. “It wasn’t perfect, but it was very good.”
And so is the party.
“This is something we weren’t expecting,” as the couple enters the dining room to applause from other residents.
Then, Seymour shows off one more key to a happy marriage, as he gives his wife a kiss.