Les and Nina Boswell were married for over 74 years. Unfortunately Nina Boswell passed away a few weeks ago at Our House Assisted Living of Ogden where she lived with her husband Les. At Nina’s funeral services her granddaughter Alison Prince talked about the life of Nina Boswell and had asked her grandfather Les, what was their secret to being happily married for over 74 years? He gave Alison 5 pieces of advice.
#1 – Do stuff together. Take every opportunity to do things together. Les and Nina were inseparable. They were always together, constantly holding hands.
#2- Be honest. In everything you do, and especially with your spouse. Don’t hide anything and be truthful always.
#3- Put your spouse first. Instead of thinking about what’s best for you, think about how you can make your spouse more comfortable and happy.
#4- Sense of humor. In this world you can’t take yourself to serious. Relax, enjoy things, and have fun.
#5- Don’t get a divorce. How true. Can’t be married for 74 years if you get a divorce.
We miss Nina Boswell. Its not the same seeing Les without holding Nina’s hand. Fortunately, at Our House Assisted Living of Ogden, Les has many friends and things to do to make things a little easier.
Thank you Les Boswell for your advice and Alison Prince for sharing with us.