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On Oct. 6, 2017, Life Care Center of Charleston, South Carolina, resident Ruth Alexander and her husband, Billy, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.


The couple had a party with their son in the facility’s private dining room, complete with gifts and a cake.


When asked what they love about each other, Ruth said, “He cares. He’s a good man.”


Billy responded, “Her being her.”


Both of them cited trust, love and communication as the keys to their long-lasting marriage.


They met through mutual friends and were married in Charleston in 1967. They have three children, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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