Saginaw Couple Together for 64 Years Through Alzheimer’s Diagnosis – The Good News
Even though one can barely recognize or remember the other, they're still sweethearts.
Shirley and Kenny Christian have been together for 64 years. Ironically enough, Shirley says that she wasn't interested in Kenny in the beginning. Now, after six decades and five children, they're still dedicated to each other...even though they live apart.
They have separated for the first time five years ago when Kenny, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, was moved into an assisted living facility.
Shirley says that he doesn't remember who she is, but that doesn't change the way she feels about him. She keeps a bear that he got for her on Valentine's Day years ago on their bed - she kisses it every night and every morning.
A little bit of a different twist on The Good News today, but it's a great reminder about how marriage is work and can be rewarding, even after 64 years.