From time to time as Iâm going through my daily newspaper assignments I interact with people and immediately know that my day was brighter having met this person. Â That was certainly the case last week when I met the Orsiniâs at Savannah Square. Â When I walked in the health care room I saw Mr. Orsini standing over his wifeâs bed. Â He introduced himself as Sebastian, but was quick to say âeverybody calls me Papaâ. Â âPapaâ proudly talked about the coupleâs children as he sat in a chair at Emmaâs bedside and lovingly held her hand.
The Orsiniâs have been married since 1937 and over the weekend they were honored along with other couples celebrating milestone anniversaries at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Â Being in my first year of marriage I canât help but wonder what it would be like to celebrate 75 Valentineâs Days with my wife. Â No matter how many we share together I hope that I will still be as in love as âPapaâ and Emma appear to be. Â He told me that âher being in pain brings tears to his eyesâ but that theyâve âhad a good life togetherâ. Â âPapaâ leaned in to tell Emma that he loved her and as I was leaving he gave me a parting bit of advice... Â âDonât go to bed angry, you both have to give a little.â