RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: He took a summer job and she took his heart

Posted: August 12, 2018 at 3:12 a.m.

Marcia Sorensen and Harry Westerholm met through their summer jobs at Del Monte Foods. “In the plant, she worked on one side of the line where as the corn went by she would pick out the wormy corn and throw it over in the bin and I was the one who collected it, ” Harry says.

Harry Westerholm won a coin toss and got the chance to catch some corn -- and the girl.

The first time I saw my future spouse:

She says: “I was probably throwing corn at him.”

He says: “She was pretty cute, too.”

On our wedding day:

She says: “There was a lot of excitement. It was a Saturday and we had to be at work on Monday, so forget the honeymoon. We just kind of had a day to ourselves. Then we had to work for a week and then drive back. But that’s OK, we’ve had lots of honeymoons since.”

He says: “The 15-20 other guys from Harding who had gone up there to work were the ones who were part of the wedding party. It was kind of a neat thing. When she came down the aisle I was beaming. And I still beam at her.”

My advice for a long happy marriage is:

She says: “Respect one another. And communication is essential. Tell each other you love them.”

He says: “Just follow God. That’s the easiest way of doing it. If you do that, you’ll succeed.”

Harry and Marcia Westerholm moved to Hot Springs about 15 years ago after they retired, she as a teacher and he as a prin- cipal in Branchburg Townshi...

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