Long standing SWIRCA & More members, Palmer (98) and Norma (95) Hanebutt  celebrated their 75th Anniversary on Valentine’s Day.

SWIRCA hosted a celebration in their honor on Tuesday, February 16th at noon in the SWIRCA & More Activity Center.

In 1940, Palmer’s cousin introduced the two at a dance where Norma was playing in the band. In less than a year, Palmer proposed to Norma on her birthday at a dance on January 10th. On the following Valentine’s Day, which is also Palmer’s birthday, they were married at St. Johns Church in 1941.

With decade’s worth of experience the couple wouldn’t do any of it differently and their best advice for a successful marriage is not to try and change each other.