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Storytellers: Valentine's Day Tradition between 2 friends

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DENVER - For millions of people around the country, Valentine's Day is considered a special holiday. For two Colorado women, it has an extra special meaning.

Selma Loss and Cheryl Platz first met when they were in the sixth grade.

"We graduated in 1959," explained Loss.

"Selma and I went to college together and were roommates," added Platz.

Simply put, the two became best friends.

"I'm the crazy one!" joked Loss.

"As you can tell, I'm a bit shy," Platz said.

Their story is about more than a special bond. It's about what happened 60 years ago on Valentine's Day.

"We started in 1954. She sent me a Valentine," said Loss.

"So jokingly, I said to Selma, 'This is so pretty why don't you send it back to me next year - and low and behold she did!" Platz said.

That gesture was the beginning of 60 years of back and forth Valentine's Day card deliveries. Each year for the last 60 years, the women have exchanged more than a half a century's worth of Valentines.

"People say 'I don't know how you did it all these years!', well, we did!" said Loss.

To learn more about Selma and Cheryl's Valentine's Day tradition, watch 9NEWS Storyteller Kevin Torres' report.

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