Be My Valentine: Bob and Joyce Becklin of Cambridge celebrate over 60 years of marriage
As Joyce flips through her wedding photos, her husband Bob smiles with her as they remember the day and the time leading up to it. Bob and Joyce Becklin have reached a milestone few other couples have — they’ve been married more than 60 years. Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) is thus very special to the Becklins.
Bob was raised in Cambridge, and Joyce in Isanti, both graduating from Cambridge—Bob in 1944, Joyce in 1946.
They met in high school, but didn’t start spending time together until after Bob graduated. For their last time together, some of his classmates rented a cabin for two weeks by Spectacle Lake, close to where Joyce was working.
“I kind of took a shining to her,” Bob said. After that, the two spent most of their time together during those two weeks. See more in Elizabeth Sias’ Isanti County News feature story.
PHOTO: Bob and Joyce Becklin of Cambridge have been married for 63 years. (Photo by Elizabeth Sias, Isanti County News)