POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – A pair of lovebirds renewed their wedding vows Monday, 75 years after they first swore that they’d forever be true, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.
Karl and Elizabeth Gfatter, 94 and 91, respectively, eloped in 1941, according to the Journal, which reported that Karl Gfatter’s father believed the couple were far too young for marriage.
On Monday, administrators and staff at the River Valley Care Center in Poughkeepsie hosted a ceremony for the couple, according to the Journal, which reported the two grew up in the same Manhattan apartment building.
Staff at River Valley transformed the facility's dining room into a wedding chapel, served as bridesmaids and groomsmen, and helped prepare the Gfatters for a dance to Frank Sinatra’s “You’ll Never Know,” according to the Journal.
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