True Love: Couple celebrates 64th anniversary on Valentine's Day

GREECE, NY (WROC) - In each piece of jewelry, there’s a promise that’s unique to the giver.

Mel and Fran of Greece used to see it all the time: the promise of friendship, the promise of family and the promise of love.

“I was in the jewelry business for 47 years,” Mel said. “It was a happy business because jewelry was always an occasion for happy occasions.”

It wasn’t long after Mel opened his store in 1948, Fran stepped in.

“She was a customer of mine at the store, that’s how we met,” he said.

Then a wedding befitting a jeweler.

“It was actually his idea to get married on Valentine’s Day,” Fran said.

That was 64 years ago.

“We were together 4 years before that,” Fran said.

68 years of friendship and family, plus all those anniversaries on Valentine’s Day.

“He buys me jewelry, I don’t buy him jewelry. I buy him slippers,” Fran said.

Asked if he’s a romantic, Mel said, “Oh yes, it’s in my name.”

Mel and Fran are Mr. and Mrs. Love.

You can see their last name on a sign outside their house, but you can feel it inside.

“We’ve celebrated all these years and we have no regrets, at least, I don’t have any regrets and I don’t think he has, we’re both very happy with each other being married 64 years, I think it kind of speaks for itself, don’t you think?” asked Fran.

In the words of many customers of Love Jewelers have said, I do.

You can see in these two what many see in jewelry: a promise of friendship, family and, of course, love.

(A thank you to The Source Fine Jewelers for allowing us in to get video.) 


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