Robert and Yvina Fernandez also met when they were very young. Robert served in the National Guard and then the Army during the Cold War Era, and Yvina has been there through all of his deployments and reassignments. Over their six decades of marriage, Robert and Yvina have proven that they are two of the lucky few who get to spend their entire lives with their soulmates. StoryCorps Athens stories were recorded locally at the StoryCorps mobile booth at the Athens-Clarke County Library in the Fall of 2018. StoryCorps is part of a national initiative to record and preserve the stories of everyday people.