After the end of the war, when life began to boil again, the number of weddings again exceeded a million. Among them was the story of our fellow countrymen - the spouses Vasily Yegorovich and Maria Andreevna Gaiko from Megion. They pledged love and fidelity 72 years ago and are still happily married today.
Vasily Yegorovich Gaiko - participant of the Great Patriotic War. They met their future wife Maria Andreevna in 1948 in Verkhnyaya Pyshma (Sverdlovsk region) at a dance. Six months later, on April 2, 1949, they got married. The groom was 23 years old, the bride - 20. “We used to have passports at work, he came to me, he said,“ Take your passport, let's go get married, ”I could not disagree, I really liked it, looked after beautifully,” recalls Maria Andreevna ...
The couple moved to Ugra in 1999, when they retired. They settled in Megion. They raised three children: Vladimir, Nina, Alexander. Now the Gaiko family has nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren.
Spouses Gaikos consider themselves a happy family. Maria Andreevna says that the secret of their happiness is simple - it is love, respect, the ability to give in to each other.