Spouses don’t always get along so swimmingly

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I have long enjoyed reading the anniversary notices in the county paper. It is these little nuggets of society news that tell us that Lula and Orville have enjoyed 75 years of wedded bliss (having wed, apparently, at or around age nine).
We can further peruse the celebration of the nuptials of Corva and Don (55 years and still going strong!), and I don’t know if the original guests at Delores and Jim-Jack’s 1947 reception were necessarily convinced it would last, but I guess they – and their 17 grandchildren and six great-grands – will have the last laugh, no?
I have often thought that savvy editors are missing a prime opportunity – namely, to feature interviews with these long-wed folk and share with us how on earth they managed it.
Guess. In absence of such an informative piece, I am forced to muddle along and just take an educated guess at what has worked for all these long-wed couples.
I presume that what have in common with scores of similar celebrants is this:

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Warm, witty and just a wee bit warped, Kymberly Foster Seabolt is a native of Kent, Ohio, who survived childhood exposure to disco and grew up to marry and move to the country. Her column weaves her special brand of humor with poignant, entertaining, and honest portrayals of parenting, marriage, and real life. She currently lives in northeastern Ohio with her husband, two children, two dogs, two cats, and numerous dust bunnies who wish to remain nameless.

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