Q&A with Alan and Loretta Green

Alan and Loretta Green, Married For Seventy-One Years and Still Out on The Town

by Melissa LaScaleia

Introduce me to your family. 

It’s myself and my husband, Alan. We’ve been married for seventy-one years. We have a son, Perry, who is a nuclear engineer. He’s sixty-four-years-old and lives in Tennessee. Our daughter, Karen, is sixty-six-years-old and lives in Pennsylvania. She’s a dental hygienist, and has a son and a daughter. We have one great grandchild, and he’s so cute. He’s a year-and-a-half old. He lives in Boston. 

Where are all the places you came from? Where do you live now?

We were married in Redding, Pennsylvania, and lived there for twenty-six years. Now we live in Lakeside Crossing.

Why did you move to Myrtle Beach?

Our son was working in the area and we decided to relocate. He has a house in Surfside Beach and wants to retire there and relocate back to the beach to watch over us, but we prefer him not to. He wants to do everything for us, but we don’t need him. We can still do everything for ourselves and don’t need to be monitored.

Do you have a favorite place in Myrtle Beach?

We like to frequent all of the restaurants. We eat out most of the time. However Alan recently started cooking. 

What’s your favorite thing about living here? 

I just participate in whatever goes on in our community. They have stuff going on all the time where we live. We play cards, and try to do everything. 

Is there anything that you miss or would like to see in Myrtle Beach?

Some rain in Myrtle Beach would be great.

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