Local couple celebrates 72nd wedding anniversary with entire family

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. -  Love is in the air  a month before valentine's day.

Sunday  morning on FOX2 News 2 we sat down at talked with  the St. Louis couple celebrating 72  years of marriage. Parker Simpson is 93 years old and Sadie Simpson  is 88 years old .

Parker was born in Mississippi on the Lenior Plantaion.

Parker and Sadie met when Parker moved to the Whitter Plantation to work the cotton fields. Parker fell in love with Sadie as soon as he laid eyes on her. Parker left the plantation and join the armed forces to serve in World War ll.

Once Parker returned home from the service he pursued the love of his dream Sadie. Parker married Sadie Jan. 12th 1948.

To this union the couple has 9 children , 28 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, and 10 great great grandchildren. Their 72 years of marriage and their love for each other is still stronger than ever.

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