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Seniors find soul mates on bus route

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COVINGTON, TN (WMC-TV) - You've probably heard the phrase "looking for love in all the wrong places."  Recently, two Tipton County residents happened to be at the right place at the right time, and, the rest is history. 

For the pair, it was more than a simple pick up, it was love at first sight.

"I called the next morning to be picked up, and Eugene came to pick me up and it just kinda started from there," Myrna Chapman-Creasy said.

"I just fell for her," Eugene Creasy added.

When the love bird strikes, it strikes hard.

"He's very understanding, he's real compassionate, and he loves me like I am and who I am," Myrna said.

Myrna and Eugene were married this past Friday, after dating a year and a half.  It all began when Myrna needed a ride to the Covington Senior Center. 

Little did she know she would really get picked up by Eugene.  

"Oh, I felt good. Love is wonderful," Eugene said.

The couple thought it was appropriate to marry in the place that brought them together.  Eugene works as a bus driver for the Tipton County Commission on Aging. 

Myrna volunteers there, so the couple decided to marry in front of their many friends and family.

Myrna's son Bobby even played the piano for his mother's big day.

"We're gonna have a lot of good years together," Myrna said. "We've got a lot of years left."

"She's wonderful to be with, cheerful, lovable," Eugene added.

These two say if you're happy you live longer, and now that they've found each other, the newlyweds hope to have many years of health and happiness.

Eugene Creasy spent the past eighteen years as a single man, while Myrna spent thirty years by herself.

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