Very touching story Janice. It reminds me about my grandparents’ marriage. They married young and had a 64-year marriage. Best friends and expected to age well together. They’d walk in the evening after dinner, too.
My grandfather was very active and had healthy habits. Handyman. Always working in his yard. But struck with prostate cancer, passing away at 89. Somehow, Grandma Kay has lived 15 years as a widow, reaching her centennial birthday last year.
BTW - I love your take on habits!