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Philadelphia Couple Celebrates 75 Years Of Wedded Bliss

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- It's been 75 years of wedded bliss for Betty and Dave Weissman.

The Weissman's have been residents of Paul's Run since 2011. It's a little different than their first home in 1941. A third-floor apartment above an antique store owned by Betty's father.

"They rent was so home, we could hardly afford it," Dave explained. "$25 a month...that's right. $25 was a lot of money in those days."

Before the house, they met through mutual friends. Shortly after they married in a rabbi's study in South Philadelphia.

Today those same words that blessed them then, bless them now.

And all were there, including five generations of family, to celebrate all the years of values and what was learned from this kind of love that lasts.

"They have always been there for each other, first and foremost. It's pretty special," one of their children described. "My grandparents have been an amazing role model for me in my life," one of their grandchildren said. "I often look to them and think if I could be that lucky, I would be just, the luckiest person ever."

This anniversary according to Betty: "Unbelievable."

"To know that so many people care enough to stand here like jerks," Betty said, greeted with a chuckle from those around. "Excuse me, I mean. I didn't mean it," Betty added.

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