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Buckner Villas residents featured on NPR affiliate station KUT 90.5

Roland and Elizabeth Johnson, residents at Buckner Villas in Austin, Texas, were featured in a heartwarming piece on NPR affiliate station KUT 90.5 this past week.

Their love story is not to be missed:


In between songs, Roland Johnson describes the day he fell in love. It was the summer of 1945. Both were attending a church camp in North Carolina. The two hit it off. One day they went hiking and came across a stream. Roland decided he was going to be "sir Galahad" and carry "his lady" across the stream.

Roland slipped.

Just as she did seventy years ago, Elizabeth bursts into laughter. That day Roland knew this was the woman he was going to marry.

Music has helped keep their marriage strong throughout their 65 years together (and counting!).

Though money was tight, they always made room in the budget to provide their children with instruments and music lessons. Today, three generations can sit down and make wonderful music together. In the piece, Roland Johnson, his son Randy Johnson and grandson Terrence Guerrero play together on their bass fiddles.

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