Pair celebrates 70 years of marriage, happiness and hardship

A slow courtship for Guadalupe and Salvador Cisneros, of Calexico, was worth the wait, resulting in 70 years of marriage. ALEJANDRO DÁVILA FRAGOSO PHOTO

CALEXICO — After more than 70 years of marriage, Guadalupe and Salvador Cisneros still hold hands and laugh together.

Guadalupe, 85, and Salvador, 89 met one day as teens when he was driving a car, saw her, and called her a “hermosa güerita,” or beautiful blonde. He asked her if she wanted to be his girlfriend but that was only his first challenge.

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