Valentine Day celebrations around Baton Rouge included the recognition of the longest known married couple in the state and an opera singer delivering singing telegrams.

Everlasting love

Norman, 101, and Norma Burmah, 98, were honored by the Louisiana Family Forum for their 81-year marriage at the Governor’s Mansion on Tuesday.

The Burmahs were married on Jan. 26, 1931, according to the Louisiana Family Forum website.

A list of other couples honored by the Forum for their marriages can be found at

Serenading the day

Megan Barrera, an LSU doctoral student in Musical Arts and Vocal Performance, spent part of her Valentine’s Day delivering serenades for people in Baton Rouge.

Barerra performed songs from Mozarts’ opera ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ and ‘Showboat’ for Opera Louisiane which offers the serenades not only at Valentine’s Day, but throughout the year , as a unique way to say ‘I Love You.’