Morning Pointe Celebrates Stories Of Long-Time Love

Friday, February 14, 2014
Irv and Millie Smith
Irv and Millie Smith

Bonus stories of long-time love were told on Valentine's Day at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer's Center of Excellence, Collegedale.

Irv and Millie Smith told theirs. After the war ended, Irv returned home from serving as a gunnery instructor for the Army Air Corp to his civilian routine, but his life would never be the same again.  

Irv's aunt who was married to Millie's uncle cooked up a plan to have Irv and Millie meet. Irv's mother asked him to take her to return some scissors borrowed from Millie's mother. Their courtship began and wedding bells rang on July 15, 1946.  

A daughter and son joined them in a few years and they have been blessed with a loving family of six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The soon-to-arrive 10th great-grandchild will be Irving Barton Smith IV.  

Recently joining the Lantern family, Millie and Irv are enjoying the loving care and new friends. 

"What I like about being married," said Mr. Smith, "is that it just fits!"


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