SPOKANE, WA – A couple married 75 years and living in Spokane, Washington still can’t believe they bear the same names as the back-to-back hurricanes wreaking havoc in the southeastern United States, KXLY reports.
The couple thought their daughter was playing a trick on them when they first heard the news because how could two devastating hurricanes be names after two very sweet people?
Harvey Schulter, 104, and Irma Schluter, 92, met in Spokane many years ago through their siblings. The couple eventually got married in 1942.
Throughout the past three-quarters of a century, the couple raised three children, a handful of grandchildren, and more than 100 foster children.
The couple thinks it’s sad that they share names with the devastating storms.
“It’s so sad and I don’t like that. It bothers me,” Irma told KXLY.