Eudora residents prove marriage can last a lifetime
Over the past couple of weeks, four Eudora couples celebrated their 50th wedding anniversaries.
Reaching that rare milestone were Tom and Alberta Pyle, Carl and Geraldine Abel, George and Mary Abel and Joan and Frank Quiring.
Another Eudora couple, Dessie and Clinton Williams, will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Jan. 12.
In a day when more than half of the marriages in America end in divorce, it's refreshing and encouraging to hear such success stories.
Making a marriage last a year takes a lot of hard work and compromise from both sides. Making a marriage last five decades takes work, compromise and a whole lot of love.
Perhaps it's something about Eudora.
Family values do seem to be more of a priority here than in a lot of places. The couples are all longtime residents of the town.
However, we think it would be na to think the people of Eudora aren't faced with the same day-to-day challenges as the rest of the country. We think it's more a reflection of the individual couples. Eudora just happens to have more than its share of people like the Pyles, the Abels, the Quirings and the Williams. .
We hope the young people of Eudora will follow the lead of these positive role models. What a wonderful thing for the residents to open their newspapers and see these anniversary notices running alongside the engagements.
Congratulations to all of the couples. We look forward to celebrating many more years with you and your families.