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90 year olds marry after 40 years of friendship (Col. William Thomas - Eisenhower's personal pilot)
Live 5 News ^ | 12/29/11

Posted on 01/01/2012 5:48:15 PM PST by Libloather

90 year olds marry after 40 years of friendship
Updated: Dec 29, 2011 12:13 PM EST

Charleston, SC (AP) - A 91-year-old newlywed says she expects to spend a dozen more years with her 92-year-old spouse following their wedding at a retirement home on James Island.

According to media reports, Margaret McSpadden and retired Air Force Col. William Thomas married Wednesday at Bishop Gadsden.

Thomas is a World War II veteran and was President Dwight Eisenhower's personal pilot. He celebrates his 92nd birthday Thursday. McSpadden owned an antique store in Charleston.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: dwightdeisenhower; eisenhower; generaleisenhower; marry; pilot; southcarolina; thomas
He celebrates his 92nd birthday Thursday.

Happy birthday to the newlywed!


1 posted on 01/01/2012 5:48:23 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Good for them! That is great, and the photo is too.


2 posted on 01/01/2012 5:52:04 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Libloather

They look great!


3 posted on 01/01/2012 5:55:34 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Libloather

What a lovely story, and a lovely couple.


4 posted on 01/01/2012 6:14:19 PM PST by SuzyQue
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To: nuconvert
Oh, I so hope they've been messin' around at least a little over the past 40 years. I mean, c'mon...

Am I a bad person?

5 posted on 01/01/2012 6:14:40 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Libloather; mrreaganaut

Awww...my husband and I met when we were 3, first time he asked me to marry him we were 5, best friends all the way through school, lost each other for a few years when I joined the Mormon church, when I came home (and to my senses), he was there waiting for me. Asked me the night I called him to tell him I had moved home. We haven’t been apart since. It is always best to marry your best friend.

This is a sweet story.


6 posted on 01/01/2012 6:17:07 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: Libloather
If I've said it once, I've said it a million times... Pilots are horn-dogs.

Congrats to the couple. And then I stumble over the 'may they have many children' part of the toast... Oy..

/johnny

7 posted on 01/01/2012 6:19:57 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: reaganaut
...first time he asked me to marry him we were 5...

Apparently, you said 'yes'.

8 posted on 01/01/2012 6:23:13 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather; mrreaganaut

Apparently, you said ‘yes’.

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I said yest 18 times before I got the ring. He asked me all through Jr. High and High School. We never even thought of dating, but we did jokingly pick out names for our kids - just because us getting married was such a run on joke.

Well, the joke is on him.


9 posted on 01/01/2012 6:27:35 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: reaganaut
I said yest 18 times before I got the ring.

The wonderful event must've been a real yawner. "Yeah, yeah. Just hand it over."

10 posted on 01/01/2012 6:38:05 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

Ah yes but not without their parents permission. Eloping is out of the question.... (:


11 posted on 01/01/2012 6:44:26 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Libloather

I’m guessing she has acute angina.


12 posted on 01/01/2012 6:45:20 PM PST by Mercat (It's Christmas until Jan. 6th)
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To: Psalm 144
Yeah, very sweet.

It's too easy to confuse romance with drama.

13 posted on 01/01/2012 6:48:26 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Mercat

Dropping your v’s there, I see.


14 posted on 01/01/2012 6:51:05 PM PST by bvw
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To: Libloather

The both look absolutely terrific for their ages. What a wonderful feel-good story! Thanks for posting.


15 posted on 01/01/2012 6:55:34 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Mercat
I’m guessing she has acute angina.


16 posted on 01/01/2012 6:56:39 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: billorites
Oh, I so hope they've been messin' around at least a little over the past 40 years.

LOL! Pilots DO have a reputation...

17 posted on 01/01/2012 7:03:34 PM PST by mrreaganaut (Stupidity killed the cat. Curiosity was framed.)
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To: Libloather; reaganaut

“Yeah, yeah. Just hand it over.”

Pretty much - she said the music was too loud for her to understand me...

But she did take the ring.


18 posted on 01/01/2012 7:05:52 PM PST by mrreaganaut (Stupidity killed the cat. Curiosity was framed.)
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To: Mercat

I read that twice...it was funny both times!


19 posted on 01/01/2012 7:12:05 PM PST by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: Libloather
McSpadden owned an antique store in Charleston.

C'mon, ...it wasn't that old. ;^)

20 posted on 01/01/2012 7:16:45 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Libloather; mrreaganaut

LOL. Not quite. It was sweet, but he did have the stereo on to loud for me to hear him and I actually wanted to hear him when he meant it for real.


21 posted on 01/01/2012 7:31:04 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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But she did take the ring.

Who doesn't?

Facebook Pictures Lead to Man’s Arrest after Marriage Proposal (stolen ring)

22 posted on 01/01/2012 7:37:41 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: reaganaut

That’s a sweet story.


23 posted on 01/01/2012 7:41:56 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: Mercat

Believe me, there’s nothing ‘cute’ about angina.


24 posted on 01/01/2012 8:01:40 PM PST by Ax
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To: reaganaut

We have Ike’s old Air Force One out here at the Camarillo Airport, California—They are restoring the old Connie and hope to display her.


25 posted on 01/01/2012 8:04:45 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: mrreaganaut; Libloather; reaganaut

Sweet... now mrreaganaut joins in. Glad to see both of you still in love. Now if we can only look like this couple at 92 years of age.


26 posted on 01/01/2012 8:19:40 PM PST by Orange1998 (Obama also inherited AAA credit rating.)
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To: Orange1998; mrreaganaut; Libloather

Now if we can only look like this couple at 92 years of age.

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Agreed. LOL.


27 posted on 01/01/2012 8:26:15 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: Forward the Light Brigade; mrreaganaut

We have Ike’s old Air Force One out here at the Camarillo Airport, California—They are restoring the old Connie and hope to display her.

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Nice. MrR lived in Camarillo for about a year.


28 posted on 01/01/2012 8:29:40 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: Mercat

Oh, that joke is so bad it draws flies!


29 posted on 01/01/2012 8:29:40 PM PST by 60Gunner (Eternal vigilance or eternal rest. Make your choice.)
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To: Libloather

I’m 35 and I’ve never had a serious boyfriend.

I guess there’s still hope.


30 posted on 01/01/2012 11:30:43 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: Libloather

They look good for their age!


31 posted on 01/01/2012 11:31:37 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: reaganaut

It’s too bad my best friend and I aren’t meant for each other.

Oh,well.

If G-d has someone in mind I’m sure He’ll let me know.


32 posted on 01/01/2012 11:33:37 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: Libloather

I guess this sort of evens out the story of the elderly man who is suing his wife for divorce over an affair many decades ago.


33 posted on 01/02/2012 12:58:30 AM PST by jocon307
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To: Libloather

Now that’s OPTIMISM! God Bless them both!


34 posted on 01/02/2012 3:21:04 PM PST by SuziQ
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