With Valentine’s Day upon us, The Queens Courier asked local couples what made them fall – and stay – in love.
Leonard and Beverly Ciaccio
Q: How long have you been together?
A: We’ve been married 57 years
Q: How did you meet?
A: We met at a dance
Q: Do you have any plans for Valentine’s Day?
LC: I’ll take her out to dinner.
Q: What are some activities you do together as a couple?
LC: We do practically everything together. Wherever she is, I am. We don’t go out together much. I shoot pool and she works out.
Q: What qualities or traits do you like about your partner?
LC: She’s soft-hearted, a loving mother, doting grandmother and a good friend.
BC: He’s a good kid
Q: Any memorable moment?
LC: I took her to the Motel on the Mountain for dinner and she surprised me with a sapphire ring. We ended up staying there even though it was winter and we hadn’t packed anything.
Q: Any advice for couples?
LC: Fifty seven years does not happen with one person, it takes two people. It’s important to think. Try to imagine yourself without that person. I don’t know what I would do.