Friday, August 1 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:55:15 GMT
U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000.Full Story >
U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:28:16 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:44:35 GMT
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...Full Story >
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric appealed to Iraqi politicians on Friday not to make themselves "an obstacle" in the country's transition as the deadline looms for selecting the next prime minister.Full Story >
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
"Ha Ha, how young I was," reminisced Mary Chassey as she looked at her wedding photo with her husband, George.
And this is the conversation that took place before it was taken and after the blind date:
"Well, I went home and told my friend, bet my friend a dollar, I said 'I met the girl I'm gonna' marry'" said George. "He didn't think so. I did."
They've lived through more Valentine's Days than most couples. 70 of them have been together, except for two George missed while he was fighting the second World War.
"No contact, except letters, no voice contact, nothing," they said.
Despite the lapse, they built a family, had a son who died in Vietnam, and got through it together.
"Fact is we are one," said George. "Not two people but one."
They also had daughters and they had kids and their kids did the same.
Mary taught school. George became an Episcopal minister. They settled in South Carolina. But it all began in Boston, in college, in 1939.
"It isn't neccesarily the thrill when he drives in the yard anymore," described Mary. "It's a feeling of now he's home, it's alright."
"It's a commitment of devotion," said George. "I'm happy when I know she's happy."
Something's working. They live on their own, still driving, still doing life together. Both are 91 and life is more sacred than ever.
"When he first wakes up in the morning, I'm usually out in the kitchen," said Mary. "I've never told you this but I hear him moving around and I know he's up and moving around for another day."
And on some of the days he gives her yellow roses like he did at his first military ball. But Valentine's, they say is a side note. The day that mattered most is their wedding day.
"I think the best thing amyone can give a lady is unending attention and care," said George. "I mean flowers are nice but you gotta' have what goes along with it which is the kind of devotion you have when you first met."
The Chassey's still kiss several times a day, especially before they go to bed.
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.