Thursday, August 11, 2005

Long live marriage!

With all of the talk these days about divorce, greeting cards for cheating spouses and the like, its insanely refreshing to read about couples who are bucking the odds like broncos and staying hitched through thick and thin, sickness and health, etc.

I lived in LA for awhile and didn't spend a whole lotta time in Ventura County, but their "Spousal Longevity Derby" held every year at the county fair, sounds plum adorable. The contest is held for couples who have been married for at least 50 years and this year 15 cute as a button couples took part.

Here's my favorite quote from the long-livin married folk: "Marriage takes two four-letter words to last," said one older bride, as about 100 fairgoers listened intently. "The first is 'love' and the other is 'work.'

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