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Magazine Ad Brings 50-Year Wedded Match

Long before, speed dating or Internet chat rooms, there were magazines – glossy publications that ran singles ads for lonely hearts looking for true love. Fifty years ago, Donald Smith read an ad in a magazine called “Correspondencia Confidencial” (Correspondence Confidential) a popular weekly magazine that was printed in both Spanish and English. The North Central graduate said, “I was always interested in marrying a gal from a foreign country – it just appealed to me.” The ad was placed by Delores Armada, 30. “Always I dreamed to come live here,” she said. “Since I was a child.” She worked at the Johnson & Johnson factory in Mexico City and had no shortage of suitors who wanted to marry her, but none of them seemed right. When Donald, 35, answered her ad, she was intrigued and they began corresponding/Cindy Hval, SR. More here. (SR photo: Dan Pelle)

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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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