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Couple finally gets married after 41 years of dating

By Mason White 10:37 AM December 26, 2016
Bill and Linda Bownds
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A couple from Texas, finally tied the knot after being together for 41 years.

Bill and Linda Bownds met 1975, when he was 31, and she was 30.

They have been together ever since and they are very much in love. Now, after spending 41 years together, Bill finally got down on one knee and asked Linda to marry him.

Bill’s 96-year-old mother, who attended their wedding, said that she knew from the beginning that the two were for each other.

However, she said that she could not get her son to get himself together to ask Linda to marry him.

Bill said that friends and family were shocked when he and Linda made the announcement that they were finally getting married.

When Bill was asked why he didn’t propose sooner, he said: “I don’t have a good answer.”

The proposal came after both Linda and Bill have recently retired and they began spending more time together.

On the 41st anniversary of their first date, Bill finally got down on one knee and proposed.