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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, February 6, 1941

They talked about marriage: Across the table, husband and wife of a year, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Willits, 1109 Lakeside Ave. (left), discussed love and married life last night with Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Waugh, 2522 Beacon Ave., who have been married fifty years. After dinner at Von’s Café, they attended “This Thing Called Love” at the Liberty Theatre as guests of the management.

They talked about marriage: Across the table, husband and wife of a year, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Willits, 1109 Lakeside Ave. (left), discussed love and married life last night with Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Waugh, 2522 Beacon Ave., who have been married fifty years. After dinner at Von’s Café, they attended “This Thing Called Love” at the Liberty Theatre as guests of the management.

A couple married a year sat at dinner last night with a couple married fifty years ago.

If the young couple expected to hear hackneyed ideas on marriage from their elders, they must have been disappointed, for the golden wedding celebrants passed along their formula for love without the aura of “lavender and lace” that often accompanies a half century of wedded bliss.

Between bites of tasty steaks at Von’s Café and soups and salads and desserts, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Willits, 1109 Lakeside Ave., the young couple, and Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Waugh, 2522 Beacon Ave., Washington pioneers who were married in Black Diamond fifty years ago, talked of marriage, of love and similar things. (more…)

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