BOCA RATON, Fla. — A Boca Raton couple is celebrating some extraordinary milestones this year.
Lou and Edith Bluefeld of Boca West Country Club will both turn 100 years old this year!
Lou, who served in World War II, will hit the century mark Saturday, and Edith turns 100 on Aug. 4.
If that wasn't special enough, the loving couple will celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary Feb. 23.
The couple, who first met when they were 16 years old, has lived full time at the Boca West Country Club for 35 years after first meeting in Baltimore.
"We're blessed that our minds are good. We have two granddaughters and a lot of grand dogs," Lou Bluefeld said in a written statement. "We're so lucky to be at Boca West and have lots of friends here that are like extended family."
The Bluefields ran a successful Kosher catering business and have been active volunteers at the Boca West Country Club since 1985.
So, how have the couple stayed together in a loving relationship for so long?
"I was the boss. I was totally the boss. She told me that. In reality, she was the boss, and I didn't realize," Lou Bluefeld said.
Any birthday celebrations will be put on hold due to the pandemic, but he said there is hope with the vaccine. They plan to celebrate both their birthdays and anniversary with their children and grandchildren later in the year.
"We're so thankful we're both well. More and more, health means everything, and money is nothing," Lou Bluefeld said.
He said he would spend another 100 years with Edith and plans to stay safe with the love of his life.
"Our blessing is we have each other," Lou Bluefeld said.