It took time to spark, but romance finally flamed
Posted: July 13, 2014 at 2:45 a.m.
As the Cuban Missile Crisis heated up in 1962, Phyllis Akin was a contestant for the title of Miss Flame.
The first time I saw my future spouse:
He says: “I thought she was cute.”
She says: “I thought he was very nice-looking and that he was very polite.”
My advice for a long, happy marriage is:
He says: “You have to keep it interesting from time to time.”
She says: “Be friends and have open communication. Don’t hold something in, talk about it.”
On our wedding day:
He says: “I was really nervous. Part of it was the Catholic-Protestant thing. We were married in a Catholic church and my mother and father and my brothers and sisters and I were the only Catholics in the church, except for the priest, and he was even nervous.”
She says: “I was scared to death.”
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