GR couple to celebrate 80th wedding anniversary

GR couple to celebrate 80th wedding anniversary


3 MARLEE:..EIGHT DECADES OF LOVE. JUST SHY OF 100 YEARS OLD… A COUPLE WILL CELEBRATE THEIR 80TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY THIS WEEKEND.FAMILY CLAIMS THE WEST MICHIGAN COUPLE IS THE LONGEST-LIVING MARRIED COUPLE IN THE STATE… POSSIBLY THE COUNTRY.NEW AT 7 – MARVIS HERRING IS INTRODUCING US TO THE TWO áLONGTIME LOVEBIRDS. 3 3 ((HAHA YES THAT GOES WAY BACK. LAUGHS))PHOTO ALBUMS FILLED WITH DECADES OF MEMORIES DRAW CHUCKLES AS VIVIAN AND DONALD HART REMINISCED ON THEIR 80 YEARS TOGETHER.((WE WERE DATING)) THESE ALBUMS… ONLY THE TIP OF A MEMORY ICEBERG FOR THE TWO 99 YEAR OLD GRAND RAPIDIANS.YEAH IT BRINGS BACK THE OLD MEMORIES SURE DOES MAN! THEIR RELATIONSHIP BLOSSOMED IN THE 19-30’S DONALD WAS LEAVING CHURCH WHEN A GROUP OF “GALS FROM OUT OF TOWN” NEEDED SOME HELP HOME. VERBALLY-GUIDING 3 THEM… THAT WASN’T HIS STYLE.((WE SAID AW SHOOT WHY DON’T WE JUST WALK YOU THERE SO WE ENDED UP WALKING THEM WAY ACROSS TOWN WE WERE JUST GOING TO GO A LITTLE WAYS AND THEN QUIT BUT WE ENDED UP GOING ALL THE WAY 40))CLEARLY, THEIR LOVE’S GONE ALL THE WAY TOO.(( I WAS FLIRTING WITH YA?I THOUGHT HE WAS A GOOD LOOKING GUY ))NAT OF FOUNTAIN WHEN WE STOPPED BY PILGRIM MANOR THE STORMY SKIES BEGAN TO CLEAR LIKE MANY OF THE STORMS THE HART’S WEATHERED OVER THE YEARS.DONALD SERVED IN THE AIR FORCE… DRAFTED FOR THE SECOND WORLD WAR … AND HE SPENT MORE THAN 20 YEARS AT AMERICAN SEATING.((WE HAD A GOOD TIME DIDN’T WE? EVEN WHEN IN THE SERVICE? BAD TIMES AND GOOD TIMES LIKE EVERYBODY.))VIVIAN – A CHALK ARTISTS AND AVID READER IS MOST-KNOWN FOR UNWAIVERING LOVE HER FAMILY… EXPECIALLY HER KIDS.((I’M THE BABY BOY))I SAT DOWN WITH THEIR OLDEST AND YOUNGEST SONS… BOTH TOUTING THEIR PARENTS’ STRENGTH, FORGIVENESS, AND COMMITMENT TO THEIR FAMILY AND CHURCH.HERE’S DON – THE ELDEST.((WHEN I LOOK BACK ON IT I THINK BOY WE WERE REALLY POOR. 3 BEING POORa& WE DID WELL. 24 3 3 WE DIDN’T HAVE THINGS BUT WE HAD A LOT OF FUN 39))DAVE REMEMBERS THE FUN… BUT HE GETS CHOKED UP THINKING OF ALL THE NIGHTS HIS MOM PRAYED AND PROVIDED FOR HIM AND HIS BROTHERS.((YOU’RE GONNA GET ME EMOTIONAL (CHOKED UP) I’M SORRY 3 MY MOM IS 3 A PRAYING MOMa& (I’M SORRY))) NO NEED OT APOLOGIZE.THE HEART OF THE HARTS IS CLEAR.LIKE THAT FOUNTAIN – THEIR LOVES FLOWS WITHOUT STOP.AND THOSE STORMS ONLY HELPED GROW THEIR LOVE((WHEN THOSE TIMES HAPPEN YOU GET KNOCKED DOWN BUT YOU JUST GET UP AND GO AGAIN 51/WHEN YOU GET TOGETHER AGAIN IT WAS BETTER YET THAN EVER. SEEMS THAT WAY.)) 3

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