Cayce, SC (WLTX)- Jean and Maxy Epting are celebrating 70 years of marriage together.
The couple wed on September 18th, 1943 in Newberry.
"Once I started going with her and kissed her one time, I knew I had to marry her," said Maxy.
They were 19 years old when they married and have been living in Cayce for 60 years.
"We moved here in June of 1953," said Maxy.
Over the last 70 years they have welcomed 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
"We get along pretty good," said Maxy. " She is a little tough sometimes but she keeps me in line."
Jean says it is about giving 60 percent to the other person.
"He is so helpful to other people and I love that about him and still do."
The couple doesn't have a wedding picture because they married in a hurry. Maxy was in the Navy and was on a 72 hour leave when they decided to tie the knot.
Through sickness and health the pair has remained committed to each other for over 70 years.