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1 posted on 11/21/2012 4:23:07 PM PST by Altariel
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It’s not that happy people are necessarily thankful but that thankful people are happy.


2 posted on 11/21/2012 4:25:09 PM PST by Mercat
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I was thinking more along the lines of separate states of residence.

Good for them.

/johnny

3 posted on 11/21/2012 4:27:05 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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97-80=17

He robbed the cradle. Is that part of their secret? Surprising MSM gave them positive coverage instead of having him arrested for being a sexual predator.

I know a couple almost that old. I think he met her when she was waiting tables and he just finished his enlistment. If memory serves me, she was 14 or 15. Not married quite as long as this couple, but they were for many decades and have many children, grand children, and great grand children, plus a number of others they raised, many of whom are salt-of-the-earth kind of people.

They don’t make ‘em this way any more.


4 posted on 11/21/2012 4:37:48 PM PST by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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AWWW! What a great post. Thank you.


5 posted on 11/21/2012 4:38:31 PM PST by kitkat
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Absolutely adorable couple! Thanks, Altariel, for such a wonderful post!


6 posted on 11/21/2012 4:50:30 PM PST by momtothree
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On Sunday, the couple will mark their 80th wedding anniversary with a quiet celebration surrounded by family and friends at the St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church in Bridgeport, where they are original founding members.
9 posted on 11/21/2012 4:57:25 PM PST by iowamark
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“Five children spawned 14 grandchildren and 16 great children”

...and here is the problem. 14 grandchildren, probably all of which are at least old enough to have kids, should have a lot more than 16 kids between them. This is called losing the demographic war.


10 posted on 11/21/2012 5:00:15 PM PST by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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"We worked hard and never got tired of making money," he said. "This is the land of opportunity."

Uncle Sham never gets tired of taxing those like him either.

12 posted on 11/21/2012 5:07:13 PM PST by tflabo
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They came from a generation where there is such respect for each other and caring." The Betars consider themselves "fortunate." Hesitant to dole out advice to newlyweds, they each offered simple, guiding mantras to a lasting marriage.

"Get along. Compromise. Live within your means and be content," Betar said, before adding, "And let your wife be the boss."

"We don't have bosses," she said. Her advice: don't hold a grudge.

"You know what your commitments are and you try to live by them

My parents taught me about respect, caring and commitment. My wife and I only have 35 years to go to hit our 80th anniversary.

13 posted on 11/21/2012 5:14:56 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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They certainly are blessed. My husband and I had only a year before the Lord gathered him up. A good marriage is a blessing, a good long one is a miracle.


17 posted on 11/21/2012 6:22:35 PM PST by HomeAtLast
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