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Local senior citizens share love advice on Valentine’s Day

Posted at 9:34 PM, Feb 14, 2020

HERRIMAN, Utah — Friday, Feb. 14th is the day of love. This year, the National Retail Federation estimates Americans will spend more than 20 percent more on the holiday compared to last with the average person shelling out almost $200.

While the day is filled with gifts, flowers and sweets, it’s also supposed to be a day about love.

Some of the residents at Beehive Homes of Herriman Assisted Living offered up some of their best advice.

“Never argue. There's never a winner,” William Turner said. He was married for decades and said he misses his late wife dearly. The two never shared a cross word, he said.

91-year-old Elinor Newland has been married three times — she said the third time's the charm. Through her relationships, she said she’s always worked to be considerate of the other person.

“Advice? You kind of have to go with the flow of whats going on, and you really can’t be sure with matters of the heart. Really, you can’t,” she said.

You should never go to bed without telling your significant other you love them, Don Park said. He lost his wife shortly before their 50th wedding anniversary.

“If you are married, make sure that you love your wife all the time. And I loved my wife all the time,” he said.

The best advice of all is to follow this advice even on the days not all about love.