Don Beck took his future wife for a first date to the movie, wait for it Yet somehow, some way Census Bureau statistics. So, what are the odds of three siblings making it to 50 years with their spouses? What are the odds of them all being married within three months speed dating over 50 Minnesota one another?
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And with that, they defy the odds of marriage. Inside the Kibbeys' Indianapolis home last month, Sandy, the eldest sister, then Patti, then Don -- with their spouses Don and Peggy on zoom from Georgia talked about their journey from smitten lovers to hardcore spouses. They talked about how marriage is a commitment, that love grows stronger through the struggles, that you cannot always be right.
That, my word, living with a person for 50 years can be tough. The first time Eldon saw Sandy, it was and she was sitting on the couch of her apartment, hair up in curlers. It was no big deal for best to meet Atlanta Georgia aged women one of us.
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Not long after, Eldon and that girlfriend set Sandy up on a blind date with the youth pastor at Eldon's church dating dwarfs Binghamton go to an art fair in Fairborn. The youth pastor, at the last minute, said he was sick and backed out.
The three decided to go anyway, but Eldon's girlfriend left early. Sandy and Eldon spent the afternoon talking and talking and talking. October rolled around Mexico MO legal online free Eldon was offered two tickets to the Ohio State-Illinois football game by another lieutenant and his wife.
With the blessing of the roommate who told Sandy "it's over between me and Eldon," Sandy ed Eldon for the game. Their first official date was on the yard line, Gaydar dating Norwich side, as Ohio State secured a win.
The two started dating and they really liked one another. Before Eldon left for Europe in Octoberhe told Sandy he wanted to marry her but he didn't want free online dating in Sioux City IA get married. He was divorced and "gun-shy," Sandy said. Spring would be perfect for a wedding. April 3,to be exact. They were married in Dayton at Sandy's church. Eldon was 27 and Sandy was Their reception was at a hotel.
Trying to save money they spent their first night together in a "nice motel" then went to Lake Cumberland State Park and rented a cabin. Through their 50 years, they had four children -- Tim, who is still living, David, Sara and Rebecca who died as children from illnesses.
They have three grandsons. Eldon, trained as an engineer, spent 26 years as a franchise owner of a janitorial company then spent the past 23 years working for Christian Speed dating on Champaign IL Men's Connection, where he is area director.
Sandy, trained as a teacher, stopped working to stay home with Tim until he was in school then worked in various education roles. Putting God first and praying together every night before bed has been key to their marriage success, said Eldon.
Communicating and talking things out also was important. They have similar personalities but soon found they had different love languages. Eldon's is words of affirmation and Sandy's is acts of kindness. That Camaro Super Dating in Ann Arbor MI north, yellow with black stripes, drew Peggy in at first. She was a high school senior at Flint Central in Michigan, had just gotten her acceptance letter to nursing school and asked some girlfriends to go out and celebrate. Their celebration led them to a friend's college dorm at the all-male General Motors Institute.
Peggy was sitting in the dorm lobby when she saw Don, the owner of that Camaro SS, walk by. Don had been up in his room that Friday night when a friend they called Crazy Ed came yelling down free phone sex Chesapeake hall. I figured I'd go out and see for myself.
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As he was walking back across the lobby, Peggy's girlfriend grabbed Don. About that time, the door burst open and all the guys came flooding into the lobby. Peggy was mortified by what her girlfriend had said to Don. As everyone sat around and talked, she completely avoided Don, even though he was sitting right in speed dating palm Dallas of her on a coffee table.
Still, Don was interested in this girl who was interested in him. He asked Peggy and her friends to go to a hamburger t.
Don wanted Peggy in the front seat of his Camaro. They talked at the restaurant and once back at the dorm, Don asked Peggy to go out the next night. Peggy already had a date set up, but she wasn't about to let Don get away. On the way, Don wasn't talking in the car. And it wouldn't be long before the real marriage conversation would come up. It was two weeks after they met, nothing elaborate. Don asked Peggy to marry him at her house. They were both 19 the 40 year old Tempe AZ speed dating they wed June 5,in Peggy's church in Flint.
Their honeymoon took them to Detroit, then Cincinnati, then Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
In their 50 years of marriage, they had two children, Matthew and Lindsey, and seven grandchildren. They live in Woodstock, Georgia, now but have black dating in Maine more than 30 places as Don's job as an ATF agent and other law enforcement positions took him all over the country. Peggy, who stayed home with their children, found a career in business as an administrative assistant. Don said being raised in a home with a strong Christian family set the tone for his own marriage.
Growing up, he Rhode Island date now how much his parents loved and respected one another so he and Peggy have always put God first. Which brings Don to his other piece of advice for couples. When you hurt the other person, "be willing to say 'I'm sorry and please forgive me,' which happens quite a lot on my side," he said.
There was a big fundraising banquet that fall and afterward, Henry walked up to Patti.
You get to be my club girl," Henry, 72, remembers saying to her. The two had been teamed up to work with a high school club.
But there was a rule. You were not supposed to date your club girl. Henry and Patti had caught each other's eye, but were following the rules. Around Christmas, they went to Huntington dateing teen convention for Youth For Christ. Sparks really flew.
They saw each other every day after that, had been dating just three weeks when Henry, inside her apartment, asked Patti to marry him. Until April 1,when Patti got her engagement ring. They were married June 26,at a church in Kettering, Ohio, where Henry worked with a youth group.
Patti was 23 and Henry was Their reception portuguese dating Laredo TX at the church with finger food, cake and punch. But as the celebration neared an end, a glitch happened. Some of Henry's friends handcuffed him to the wrought iron pillars outside the church so he couldn't go on the honeymoon. Their honeymoon was at a cottage on Pike Lake in the upper peninsula of Michigan. It was owned by a family from the church who offered it as a wedding present, 40 year old Yuma AZ speed dating card food provided.
In 50 years of marriage, Henry and Patti -- who now live in Avon -- had three daughters, Amy, Charity and Holly, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Henry spent his life as an ordained pastor, working with youth as a senior pastor and hospice chaplain. Patti, who took time off to stay home with her children, taught at schools and worked at universities, interracial dating central member Wilmington in student support. To have disagreements is part of growing closer, learning about each other. Patti remembers some very long late-night talks when issues would come up they didn't want to sweep under the rug.
Forget it," said Patti. Marriage is hard. Reach her via : dbenbow indystar. Facebook Twitter .
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