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Pearl Harbor survivor’s story comes to end

I loved to listen to her talk. Though soft-spoken, Betty Schott, 98, had a sharp mind and an even sharper sense of humor. She smiled easily, laughed often, and called me “honey.”

Pearl Harbor survivors embrace teen

When Isaac Liljenberg came across his brother’s collection of videos about World War II, it sparked an interest in him about those who had served “I wanted to meet a World War II vet,” said the 16-year-old. “I wanted to interview some people.”

Front Porch: 75 years later, couple still inspires

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.