Couples Renew Vows On LI


SAYS THERE SHOULD BE OUTREACH SO THEY CAN NOTIFY THESE PEOPLE AND PROVIDE THEM WITH WAYS TO ADDRESS THEIR SITUATION WITHOUT JAIL. CRITICS SAY A GOOD WAY WOULD BE FOR THEM TO SIMPLY PAY THEIR FINES. JUST IN TIME FOR VALENTINE’S DAY, COUPLES WHO FIRST FOUND TRUE LOVE DECADES AGO CAME TOGETHER ON LONG ISLAND TO RENEW THEIR VOWS. RICHARD ROSE HAS THE SWEET STORY FROM NASSAU COUNTY. FACE YOUR BRIDE. Reporter: 50 COUPLES MARRIED FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS SAID I DO ALL OVER AGAIN INSIDE THE HYPERLINKS CATERING HOME IN PORT WASHINGTON WITH BRIDE AND GROOM TAKING TURNS REPEATING THEIR VOWS. I FEEL TRULY BLESSED. I LOVE YOU. Reporter: KISSES ALL AROUND FOR THESE VETERANS OF MATRIMONY INCLUDING THE KING AND QUEEN OF WHAT LONGEVITY, RUTH AND LARRY SCHIFFMAN. SCHIFFMAN’S CUT THEIR FIRST WEDDING CAKE 74 YEARS AGO AFTER MEETING AT A VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY. THE FIRST THING HE SAYS IS, I LIKE YOU VERY MUCH. COULD TAKE YOU HOME? I SAYS, WAIT A MINUTE. WE JUST WALKED IN. LET’S SEE WHAT OTHER TYPE OF PEOPLE ARE HERE. Reporter: THE NUMBER 1 QUESTION? HOW DID YOU MEET? WE MET AT A POLISH DANCE. Reporter: ROBERT AND SANDRA ARE CELEBRATING 55 YEARS. SANDRA STILL RECALLS WHEN HER HUSBAND TRIED TO KISS HER ON THEIR FIRST DATE. I FELT SOMETHING ON MY CHEEK. AND WITH THAT I WAIVE MY RIGHT HAND AND I ENDED UP SLAPPING HIM IN THE FACE. SO AFTER THAT, HE DIDN’T TRY KISSING ME AGAIN. Reporter: BEFORE MOVING TO LONG ISLAND, MANY OF THESE COUPLES FIRST FOUND EACH OTHER IN THE CITY. WE LOOKED AROUND THE CORNER FROM ONE ANOTHER IN BROOKLYN. Reporter: ROSE AND CHARLES TOOK THE PLUNGE 62 YEARS AGO. I ROB THE CRADLE. LOOK AT US. SHE’S A BEAUTY. [ LAUGHTER ] STILL A BEAUTY. Reporter: ALL OF THESE

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