Marquis Place residents offer some Love Advice
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, which means flower shops are selling lots of roses and chocolate companies are scrambling to fill orders.
The day has special meaning for many people - many couples have wed on Valentine's Day - but in modern life and with today's omnipresent technology, it sometimes seems as if relationships are even harder to maintain.
There's an old saying: remember the past, or you're doomed to repeat it.
We thought it might be interesting to get some relationship tips - some Love Advice - from those who have withstood the test of time. And what better people and better place than the residents of Marquis Place Assisted Living.
Residents, ranging from 60 to 90 years of age, were asked to give their advice on keeping a relationship going, and keeping the flame of love burning.
Here are some of their tips:
Carol: "Honesty in every part of your relationship."
Janice: "Never stop talking."
Rita: "Always make time to do things together."
Grace was direct and to the point: "Bite your tongue."
Gerald's response was thoughtful: "Start your relationship with lots of love, and continue raising your family that way."
Irene: "Just say I love you."
Dallas: "Be kind to your spouse."
Sharon emphasized a key ingredient to a good relationship: "Have fun!"
Annabel: "Make every day a good day."
Stan said: "Husbands and wives need to work together."
Ann: "Be sweet."
Cecelia's words were wise: "Just know what you're doing."
Kirk: "Be kind to others."
Imogene used a relevant metaphor: "Keep your eyes on the road."
A personal favorite comes from Tom: "Get a shot of whiskey."
Thank you to the residents of Marquis Place for your insight, wisdom, and thoughtfulness.
Happy Valentines Day!