Ivory, age 92 & Ruthie Ledet age 83 are the parents of 16 children. Ruthie worked at Asbury Hospital for over 20 years before she retire.
Ivory worked until his retirement and served as a Deacon at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church.
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He is a little bit older than I am
How long have you been together?
Oh, honey, we have been together about 50 years, says Ruthie with a laugh.
Who talked to who first?
Oh well, (as she continues to laugh)I was never much of a talker. I was always trying to get away from him, and he grabbed me up before I knew it.
Who said “I love you” first?
Well, I sure didn’t
Did you go to the same school?
No way, if we were in the same school together they would have kicked both of us out of there. He came from Louisiana, and I came from Arkansas and we met after we arrived in Salina. We both had family here, that’s how we both ended up here.
Who is the most sensitive?
We are about the same there; he’s a little bit more talkative than I am. I am more sympathetic about things and he will find that same thing funny.
Where do you go the most as a couple?
Mostly church, he’s doesn’t like to be around a lot of people; so we spend a lot of time at home.
Where is the furthest you two have traveled together?
We’ve been to Illinois and Louisiana to visit family, but we haven’t been out of the country together. He traveled out of the country when he was in the military, but I have not.
Who has the worst temper?
You got it girl! Ha-ha he does.
Who does the cooking?
Well, he can cook. If he feels like cooking he will, but I do most of the cooking so that he way knows I have some skills in the kitchen.
Who is more social?
Me of course, he’s not that sociable. He would be happy just staying at home, he doesn’t like to go out much these days, so we just stay around the house. He used to be very active at the church but we don’t do much of anything.
Who is the neat-freak?
We both like to keep things neat.
Who is the most stubborn?
You can guess on that one, he is, of course.
Who wakes up earlier?
I usually do, since he doesn’t work anymore he takes his time getting up. Sometimes I forget how old he is, some days he acts like he’s 102 and I can hardly get him out of bed, (ha-ha) but today he’s trying to do a little work around the house so he’s staying pretty busy.
Where was your first date?
We probably went to the movie and then out to eat.
Who cries more?
He doesn’t cry, I’ve never seen him cry much.
Who has the craziest exes?Neither one us.