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Couple still laughs together

John and Amy Roberson stand near their wedding flower, the red gladiolus, in their yard in Greenacres on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. The two are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
John and Amy Roberson stand near their wedding flower, the red gladiolus, in their yard in Greenacres on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. The two are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Amy and John Roberson grew up in the same small community of Woodland, Washington, on farms about 2 miles apart. They attended the same school grades K-12, yet it took a world war to bring the couple together.

That’s not to say Amy went unnoticed by John.

“I had my eye on her,” he said. “She was very attractive.”

In their Greenacres home, Amy shushed him.

“Now, now,” she said, smiling.

But neither of them can recall a single conversation between them until they met again in 1945 in Washington, D.C., where both were serving in the Navy. More here.




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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