Saturday, May 23, 2009

75 years and counting!

From the MRJs Leslie Hutchison:

Chemistry that was apparent almost immediately has kept a local couple together for 75 years, a rare milestone that will be celebrated on June 3 at Elim Park.

Willis and Lucille Underwood were married in 1934 after having met at the University of Colorado. After about a year of courtship, Lucille said, her family moved to Texas and the couple had to make do with a long-distance romance. Willis was a junior at the university, and Lucille said he wanted to graduate and then work a year before they got married.

"It was the Depression. He wanted to work to see if he could make enough money to get married," Lucille said.

Tim White

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