Maryland couple celebrates 70-year anniversary

BALTIMORE - Paul McCartney once said "all you need is love". And after 70 years of marriage -- Everard and Lela Cox are saying the same thing.

The couple tied the knot in 1942.

Five children and many grandchildren later Lela still remembers the Christmas Eve night her mister right popped the big question.

"He came running down the street. I had gone to the movie and went to the post office to see if there was a letter for me," she said. "By the time I got halfway to the post office he had caught up with me" she said. He said 'let's get married tonight.' I said we can't get married tonight.." she said.

The couple says that they will continue to love each other forever.

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