Lenbrook Couple Celebrates More Than 70 Years of Marriage

March 10, 2014

James Thomas “J.T.” Ford still fondly recalls the first time he met his college sweetheart, Mary Helen. “I met her, liked her and pursued her,” he said.

So resolute was he about his feelings for the young woman four years his junior, he expedited their courtship. The couple wed nine months later.

That was back in 1943.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Neighbor Newspapers interviewed local couples who have been married for at least half a century.  Read more