The 67-year-old couple from San Jose will obtain the COVID vaccine collectively on Valentine’s Day
SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) – A 67-year-old couple from San Jose are celebrating a little differently this Valentine’s Day.
They received their last COVID-19 vaccine together on Sunday.
It was a special day for Fritz and Marjorie Buell.
“We didn’t really spend a lot of time being special on Valentine’s Day. We’re just fine with each other every day. Every day is the same for me. “
And it’s not necessarily about Valentine’s Day. On Sunday, their last COVID-19 vaccine was shot together in the Oakmont of San Jose retirement community where the couple lives.
“We do everything as a couple.”
Marjorie says it’s been like this for a while.
“Every year matters because it’s another year that we add how long we’ve been together.”
The two are married and have lived in California for 67 years, but originally met in Illinois.
“We met at a dance. A YMCA dance and he asked me to dance and I sat down, which is customary, and then someone else comes and asks. He kept coming back and we danced most of the evening. “
Marjorie and Fritz say that times are very different nowadays.
“We could go where we wanted and do what we wanted. We didn’t have to worry about whether there was a virus or not.”
Since the pandemic, they haven’t been able to see much or family. The more vaccinations that are given, the more they look forward to seeing their children and grandchildren.
“I’m very happy to see our family again. I’m very happy that we couldn’t see our children. I don’t know how long.”
Something that 70 of the other residents and staff look forward to as they continue with the second dose of the vaccine this week.
“Such a relief to see residents all come down and get vaccinated because I think we all know what is in the future for them and it is possible to hug their loved ones again.”