They started dating in 1949, when he was 16 and she was 15.

 They married on June 30th, 1956, when he was 22 and she was 21.

 All in all, they've been "going steady" for over 65 years.

My Dad, also lovingly known as "Pow Pow" by my oldest son, will turn eighty-one in just a few days.  But he's not just sitting idly around.  He and my mother, his one true and long time love, have been jet setting around the world for nearly 30 years and are presently on a trip to Easter Island.  

Happy birthday and happy travels to the greatest example of commitment I know.