“He asked her to dance, she actually went with another date but he ended up with her,” the couple’s daughter, Karen Huff, told the television station. “Eighty years later, this is it.”
The couple's secret to their long marriage is to remember the good times and end the day with a kiss, KNXV reported.
“They always kissed each other goodnight every night,” Huff told the television station. “That was the thing they always did and still do to this day.”
Joseph Abelman, who was born in San Antonio on Sept. 19, 1917, had another secret.
"Good cooking and a wonderful wife," he told KNXV.
Lillian Abelman was born in Los Angeles County on Sept. 3, 1920. They now have four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and are considered the longest married couple now living in Arizona, the television station reported.