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    Maine Couple to Mark 80th Anniversary

    LUBEC, Maine - Kathleen Tarbell "fell head over my stomach" for her husband Waldo when they met at a dance. They married in 1927, during Calvin Coolidge's presidency. This weekend, they'll celebrate their 80th anniversary.

    Waldo is 101 and Kathleen will turn 100 in June. The anniversary party will be Saturday afternoon at Oceanview Nursing Home, where the couple shares a large room.

    Maine's Office of Vital Records could not immediately determine if the Tarbells' marriage is the longest in the state. The 2007 Guinness Book of World Records lists a Rhode Island couple wed for 83 years as having the longest marriage among living people.

    Kathleen, a native of Pembroke, moved to Waldo's hometown of Meddybemps after they married. Two years later, they moved to Pembroke, where their two children, Helen Brown and Elliot Tarbell, were born.


    Waldo and Kathleen lived in their home in Pembroke until a few weeks ago.

    "I had to go to the hospital to have some X-rays taken. My back was killing me," Kathleen told the Bangor Daily News. After she was hospitalized, Waldo was moved to the nursing home and she later joined him.

    For 37 years, Waldo worked for Maine Central Railroad, at a starting wage of 37 cents an hour. After their children were raised, Kathleen worked for 32 years as a "herring choker and wrapper" at sardine factories.

    "Sometimes it'd be 10 o'clock at night before we'd get done. We'd go into work at eight in the morning. By the time we got home and got turned over in bed it was time to get up again," she recalled.

    Kathleen has been a Democrat her entire adult life. Waldo, originally a Republican, turned Democrat. "She converted me," he said.

    They remain up to speed on current events. Kathleen reads the newspaper every day, and she thinks the war in Iraq is "scandalous."

    "Somebody ought to take Bush and wring his neck, and I might be the one to do it," she said with a sparkle in her eye.

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    Re: Maine Couple to Mark 80th Anniversary

    "Somebody ought to take Bush and wring his neck, and I might be the one to do it," she said with a sparkle in her eye.
    I'd laugh my ass off if the secret service hauled her in.

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    "Ltrey" wrote:
    "Somebody ought to take Bush and wring his neck, and I might be the one to do it," she said with a sparkle in her eye.
    I'd laugh my ass off if the secret service hauled her in.
    LMAO, she's 100.
    I don't think she cares.

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    Re: Maine Couple to Mark 80th Anniversary

    It's time for a major celebration party!

    Break out the best china and the 1982 vintage year bottle of Geritol !
    :P

    When we stop to think about it, most folks behavior isn't perplexing after all !

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    Re: Maine Couple to Mark 80th Anniversary

    "Purplexing" wrote:
    It's time for a major celebration party!

    Break out the best china and the 1982 vintage year bottle of Geritol !

    :P


    thats pretty bad when the wine is older than you. or good i guess.
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    just two corn cobs shy of a bushel

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