Steve and Mavis Kirk, then and now.

Steve and Mavis Kirk, then and now.

Steve and Mavis Kirk will celebrate 76 years of marriage on Dec. 26. They began their marital journey together in 1939 in Sulphur.

The Kirks are members of the United Church of God.

The couple's children delivered the following handwritten letter, addressed to their parents.

"Happy Anniversary Dad and Mom. Thank you both for the gift of life, guidance, understanding and unconditional love you've given us through the years. We couldn't have dreamed of better parents. You are both so very precious to us and we love you so very much.

Your loving children, Brenda, Carey, Darlene and Angela."

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