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Front Porch: 75 years of inspiration

They don’t make anniversary cards for 75th anniversaries. At least they didn’t have any at the stores I checked. After all, 72-day marriages like Kim Kardashian’s are probably more common now than unions spanning seven decades.

On Saturday, my husband and I attended the 75th anniversary celebration of Warren and Betty Schott. I met the Schotts six years ago when I featured them in a Love Story. They were one of the first couples I wrote about for the ongoing series.

Ensconced in comfortable chairs at Harvard Park retirement community, Betty, 96, and Warren, 95, greeted their guests. When asked about the longevity of their marriage Betty quipped, “Well, we got married in a cemetery and honeymooned in Death Valley, so we got all that out of the way!” Read more. Cindy Hval, SR

What's the secret to a lasting marriage?

Hiroshima Bombing Plus 67 Years.

Japan marked the 67th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bomb attack with a ceremony Monday that was attended by a grandson of Harry Truman, the U.S. president who ordered the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.About 50,000 people gathered in Hiroshima’s peace park near the epicenter of the 1945 blast that destroyed most of the city and killed as many as 140,000 people. A second atomic bombing Aug. 9 that year in Nagasaki killed tens of thousands more and prompted Japan to surrender to the World War II Allies. The ceremony, attended by representatives of about 70 countries, began with the ringing of a temple bell and a moment of silence. Flowers were placed before Hiroshima’s eternal flame, which is the park’s centerpiece/AP. More here. (AP photo: Clifton Truman Daniel, center, a grandson of former U.S. President Harry Truman, attends a ceremony marking the 67th anniversary of the atomic bombing)

Question: Anyone out there think we shouldn't have dropped the bomb?

Semanko: Can’t Afford ‘ObamaCare’

Chairman Norm Semanko Statement on Two Year Anniversary of President Obama signing his massive government takeover of health care into law: “Despite the president’s promises, ObamaCare has left Idaho undeniably worse off.  Health care costs will continue to skyrocket into the foreseeable future, and Americans have less freedom to make their own health care decisions. Under ObamaCare, Idaho families will pay more for health care, and taxpayers will foot the bill for increased government spending.  Unaccountable government bureaucrats will make decisions once left to patients and their doctors.  Millions could lose the insurance they receive from their employers, even though President Obama promised that would never happen. We cannot afford ObamaCare.” More below.

Question: Do you support or oppose the federal health-care law pushed by President Obama?

Kerri: I Remember Day Elvis Died

On Facebook, Kerri Thoreson writes: “I know exactly where I was 33 years ago today … sitting by the pool at the Portland apartment complex we managed while my little girls splashed. Couldn’t believe the news on the radio, Elvis was dead at age 42.” I was more of a Rolling Stones/Beatles/Animals fan than an Elvis Presley fan. But I remember watching the famous “Ed Sullivan Show” — my family always watched it together back in the day — in which producers filmed Elvis from the waist up to keep those gyrating hips from public view. I remember the day that Janis Joplin died better than the day Elvis did. How about you?

Question: Do you remember what you were doing when Elvis died?

Michael Jackson Recalled On Anniversary

A hat and glove once worn by Michael Jackson, mark his name plaque in the Apollo Theater’s Walk of Fame today in Harlem, New York. Jackson, who first performed at the theater with his brothers in the late 1960s, is being remembered with tributes on the anniversary of his death. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Question: Do you remain a fan of the late Michael Jackson? Or do you wonder why many fans are still crazy about him?

Summer Wild Card — 6.21.10

It might not look like it outside, but today is the first official day of summer. Which means it’s also my 35th wedding anniversary to my sweet bride and best friend, Mrs. O. We met at a church Valentine’s banquet in which I was the guest speaker. She and a friend were giggling about something as they came around a corner and we saw each other. I don’t know if it was love at first sight. But there definitely was a spark there. That’s still there. Jack Nicolson summed up my feelings about Mrs. O in a line from “As Good As It Gets,” when his character sez: “You make me want to be a better man.” Now, for your Wild Card …

Kroc Center Observe 1st Anniversary

Item: Kroc Center celebrates one year: Cd’A facility is tops in the West with 20,500 members/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d’Alene Press

More Info: Before it opened, it shot for around 2,000 members, keeping its fingers crossed for 5,000 at the one year mark. Today, it has 20,500 members, and has entertained around 630,000 visitors since May 11, 2009 - while staff has increased to 272 employees compared to around 70 when it opened.

Question: Are you a member of the Kroc Center? What would you tell someone who’s still upset by the process undertaken by Mayor Sandi Bloem and the city to build the Kroc Center?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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