Morning Pointe couple celebrate 67 years

Published 3:48 pm Friday, February 17, 2023


“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be…” – Robert Browning

Many couples, including some longtime married duos at Morning Pointe’s campuses, know this to be true, including Charlie and Edna Shannon, residents at Morning Pointe Senior Living’s Danville campus.

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Charlie and Edna have been married for 67 years and still adore each other.

They met at a school party, and Charlie started calling Edna every once in a while. Soon, they were officially dating, encouraged by Charlie’s sister, who was a friend of Edna’s. They wed on July 2, 1955.

“We try to help each other as much as we can,” said Charlie, a retired police officer. “The reason our marriage has been long is because we are Christians and try to do the right thing.”

The Shannons moved into Morning Pointe of Danville in January 2022, and their love continues strong.

“Every day, I think more of her,” said Charlie of his wife. “I’d marry the same woman all over again.”