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60 Valentines Together


Valentine's Day is a time for some romances to get started. For one couple in Hubert in Onslow County, it was their 60th Valentine's Day together. Wanda Short, 78 years-old, and her 84-year-old husband David, were married in 1947 after meeting on the U.S.S. Admiral on the Mississippi River when she was just 16 and he was 22. David, a Marine stationed in Texas, pursued Wanda through letter writing and phone calls, until she finally accepted his proposal. Today they have two kids and four grandchildren and enjoy singing duets together, fishing, and church activities. Their secret to wedded bliss? Share in common interests and never go to bed angry at each other. Wanda and David spent their Valentine’s Day together listening to the Glenn Miller Band performance in Morehead City.


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