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Valentine’s Day Love Stories: Sandy and Stanley Gussin


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With Valentine’s Day upon us, The Queens Courier asked local couples what made them fall – and stay – in love.

Sandy and Stanley Gussin

Q: How long have you been together?

A: We’ve been married for 53 years.

Q: How did you meet?

Sandy: It was out of spite. I was expecting two phone calls — Stanley called but the other man didn’t so out of spite I went out with Stanley.

Q: Do you have any plans for Valentine’s Day?

Sandy: We’re going to come here [the Howard Beach Senior Center] and enjoy the people here.

Q: What are some activities that you do together as a couple?

Sandy: We hang out here, spend a lot of time with our grandchildren, and watch Broadway shows. He plays cards, watches sports and shoots pool.

Q: What qualities or traits do you like about your partner?

Stanley: I like that she does everything as hard as she can. She’s pretty beautiful and has a lot of perseverance.

Sandy: He’s great at laundry; he was a dry cleaner.

Q: Any memorable moment in the relationship?

Sandy: There are quite a few. One of our grandchildren has a heart problem; he couldn’t talk to his parents about it but he could talk to us.

Stanley: When our daughter was pregnant, the doctor came out and said we were going to have another grandson and another granddaughter. It was the most exciting thing when we got those twins.

Valentine’s Day Love Stories: Leonard and Beverly Ciaccio


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With Valentine’s Day upon us, The Queens Courier asked local couples what made them fall – and stay – in love.

Leonard and Beverly Ciaccio

Q: How long have you been together?

A: We’ve been married 57 years

Q: How did you meet?

A: We met at a dance

Q: Do you have any plans for Valentine’s Day?

LC: I’ll take her out to dinner.

Q: What are some activities you do together as a couple?

LC: We do practically everything together. Wherever she is, I am. We don’t go out together much. I shoot pool and she works out.

Q: What qualities or traits do you like about your partner?

LC: She’s soft-hearted, a loving mother, doting grandmother and a good friend.

BC: He’s a good kid

Q: Any memorable moment?

LC: I took her to the Motel on the Mountain for dinner and she surprised me with a sapphire ring. We ended up staying there even though it was winter and we hadn’t packed anything.

Q: Any advice for couples?

LC: Fifty seven years does not happen with one person, it takes two people. It’s important to think. Try to imagine yourself without that person. I don’t know what I would do.

Valentine’s Day Love Stories: Louis Mascaro and Rosemary Stanton


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With Valentine’s Day upon us, The Queens Courier asked local couples what made them fall – and stay – in love.

Louis Mascaro and Rosemary Stanton

Q: How long have you been together?

A: Seven years

Q: How did you meet?

LM: I was sitting in some corner feeling sorry for myself and she came and said “hi” and that was that.

RS: He was a friend when I needed a friend.

Q:What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?

LM: Probably get some flowers and chocolate. Have a nice dinner of shrimp cocktails and lobster.

Q:What are some activities you do together as a couple?

RS: Just about everything. We go on trips together, do yoga and watch movies.

Q: What qualities or traits do you like about your partner?

RS: He’s a good baker, he’s kind and considerate

LM: She’s a nice, kind, feeling lady.

Q: Any memorable moment in the relationship?

RM: Just being together.

 

Valentine’s Day Love Stories: Ellie Greenberg and Abraham Feldman


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With Valentine’s Day upon us, The Queens Courier asked local couples what made them fall – and stay – in love.

Ellie Greenberg and Abraham Feldman

Q: How long have you been together?

A: Twelve years

Q: How did you meet?

EG: At the center. I gave him a card with name and number on it and it took him a couple of weeks to call. He was shy.

Q: Do you have any plans for Valentine’s Day?

EG: Well I’m going to be away, I’m going to be in Florida. In the past we’ve had very nice dinners and he brought candy.

Q: What are some activities you do together as a couple?

EG: I like to go to Atlantic City and go on lots of different trips. We’ve been on seven cruises and also been to Vegas.

Q: What qualities or traits do you like about your partner?

AF: It’s really funny, our daughters knew each other in high school and my daughter told me, “Grab that lady and don’t let go.” It’s been a very pleasant 12 years and I would do it again.

EG: He’s a good person and can be a little annoying but on a whole he’s a good person. Hopefully it’ll be another 12 years or however long it lasts.

 

Valentine’s Day Love Stories: Mary Nally and Tony Gugliucci


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With Valentine’s Day upon us, The Queens Courier asked local couples what made them fall – and stay – in love.

Mary Nally and Tony Gugliucci

Q: How long have you been together?

A: Twelve years

Q: How did you meet?

MN: We met right here [at the Howard Beach Senior Center]. I used to sell crafts and Tony used to come buy things. Tony came by one day and said, “You always have my number but how come I don’t have yours.”

Q: Do you have any plans for Valentine’s Day?

MN: Not yet, we’ll probably eat together.

Q: What are some activities you do together?

MN: Sometimes we visit our children. We used to go dancing and go out with friends.

Q: What qualities or traits do you like about your partner?

MN: I like that he’s a good-hearted person. He never says no.

TG: I like everything