A Roanoker’s Valentine’s day.


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR)- The story is often in the people you meet, the hearts of your community. So, what better way than hitting the streets to ask those people how they plan to celebrate their love this Valentine’s Day.

Melissa Webster at J Roberts Salon says that if her husband were in town she thinks a unique way to celebrate would be to get some ink.

We already have matching tattoos, we got tattoos when we got married for our wedding bands, but I’ve kinda been putting some thought towards some non-traditional tattoos, nothing too obvious, nothing where we have to match our hands up together, but you know it’s always fun to go get a nice Valentines Day tattoo with your person.”

Melissa Webster

Ryan Kessler, downtown today, says he plans to get some zen and maybe go to dinner and a movie with his girlfriend.

“Yoga is very connecting. It’s good with a significant other especially, and it’s very relaxing.”

Ryan Kessler

Tom Rotenberry, a Roanoker Restaurant regular says he’s more traditional in his celebrations.

I’ve been married sixty-years to the same woman. What am I going to do on Valentine’s day? I’ll take my wife a valentine, a card, and we’ll have a quiet dinner over at Brookdale Nursing Facility.

Tom Rotenberry

Tom explains that he doesn’t just show his love one day out of the year.

I spend about five- six hours with her each day. I visit in the morning, straighten up her room, brush her teeth and that kind of thing. Then, I go back in the evening and I feed her dinner in the evening, then we do some socializing.

Tom Rotenberry

When Rotenberry was asked what he feels the secret to a long-lasting relationship is, this is how he answered.

People say that marriage is a 50/50 proposition, that’s not so, it’s 90/90. There’s a lot of overlap ok, and that’s what makes it successful.

Tom Rotenberry

Though love is universal, people show it in their own unique and special ways.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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