This Colorado couple has been in love since they were sixteen years old. Lee and Nellie Nelson from Canon City are celebrating 75 years of falling even more in love.

Lee and Nellie Nelson met when they became neighbors when they were sixteen years old. They're now 93 years old and falling more and more in love everyday.

Lee said it was love at first sight for him. He proposed to Nellie as soon as they turned 18. In 1943 there was a waiting period to get married here in Colorado and they didn't want to wait. So they went to New Mexico and got married right away.

They love traveling together and have been all around the United States together. 75 years later, according to Canon City Daily Record, Lee and Nellie have a big family of:

  • 2 kids
  • 4 grand-kids
  • 16 great grand-kids
  • 1 great great grand-kids

Congratulations on 75 years of marriage to Lee and Nellie Nelson, it's definitely a major accomplishment. I applaud the person that will (hopefully) put up with me for that long.

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