Scotts celebrating 61 years of marriage

Posted 12/25/16

John and Betty (Geren) Scott married on Christmas Day, 1955, at the Cleveland Evangelistic Center. Betty’s sister and brother-in-law were conducting a revival at the center and John was playing a …

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Scotts celebrating 61 years of marriage

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John and Betty (Geren) Scott married on Christmas Day, 1955, at the Cleveland Evangelistic Center. Betty’s sister and brother-in-law were conducting a revival at the center and John was playing a guitar during the service.

When his future bride walked in, he said it was “love at first sight,” and he knew immediately “she was mine ...”

And there was never anyone else. “I looked up at him that night and he smiled at me and it hit my heart and it’s been there ever since,” Betty said.

John proposed a few months later on Nov. 15, at her parents’ home after asking her father for Betty’s hand in marriage. The Scotts say they have stuck to their prenuptial agreement — “No fussing; No fighting; Help one another.”

The anniversary couple loves to travel and do things together. Mr. Scott still plays the guitar and she enjoys her hobby of painting landscapes. Whatever way they choose to spend their time — they spend it together. “We love living and loving each other.”

According to the National Association of Wedding Ministers, some 2.4 million weddings are performed in the United States with 13 percent taking place in the winter. Only 11 percent of winter weddings are Christmas weddings.

Scott said he wouldn’t recommend that couples marry on Christmas. “There’s just too much going on.”

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