70th Anniversary

A Marquette couple is celebrating a longevity mark not often seen — its 70th wedding anniversary.

Elaine and Joe Byring said ‘I do’ 70 years ago today — June 22nd, 1940 — at St. Joseph’s Church in Hancock.

That’s seven decades of ‘good morning’s, ‘I love you’s and ‘did you take out the trash?’.

Joe and Elaine worked together at one time, and the Byrings have had their share of working at home, raising four children.

They have a dozen grandchildren and 23 great-grandkids.

Congratulations to Elaine and Joe on the big anniversary today.

On a different note, you may remember ‘looking for love in all the wrong places’ from a country song of some years ago.

It drove home the fact that there are many ways to find that special someone.

These days, there are some high-tech ways to do that which either weren’t around in the ’80s or weren’t popular — speed dating, online matchmaking sites and connecting with an old classmate on Facebook.

The old-fashioned blind date can still work.

But according to area psychologist Tonja Acker-Richards, you need to find that love connection.

Coming up tomorrow on ABC 10 News Now, Stacy Johnson has his Money Talks report on the #1 factor in marital discord — money.

Later in the week, we’ll have some do’s and don’ts for relationships to boost your chances of making it as far as the Byrings have.

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