The other Jim was not the one she wanted to marry

Posted: June 10, 2018 at 2:28 a.m.

Jim and Ann Massey will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this week. “Jim and I have grown together. We’re friends,” she says. “Golf has been the thing that’s kept us together for 30 or 40 years.”

Jim and Ann Massey will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this week. “Jim and I have grown together. We’re friends,” she says. “Golf has been the thing that’s kept us together for 30 or 40 years.”

Ann Reynolds fought with one Jim, but she quickly became smitten with the other.

The first time I saw my future spouse:

She says: “I knew he fit the description of what I wanted. He was tall, dark and handsome and he was an athlete. He was good looking too.”

He says: “She just wasn’t like the other girls. She was better-looking than the other girls and she, I guess, fit my description of what I wanted too. She was about 5-foot-6 and she was blond-headed and good looking and when we started dating, that was just it.”

On our wedding day:

She says: “I think I was late.”

He says: “I remember everything vividly. The preacher that did the wedding was a ministerial student at Ouachita that lived right across the hall from me. The man who was head of the music department and also lived across the hall from me, sang at the wedding.”

My advice for a long happy marriage:

She says: “Do things together that help you grow together. You have to grow together. I think we’ve done that in our church and in our family and in our activity.”

He says: “Do what she wants. I didn’t always do that and it got me in a lot of trouble. But I wasn’t as bad as that other guy was.”

Jim Massey and Ann Reynolds were married on June 13, 1958. They started dating after Ann stopped going out with Jim’s roommate, who complained that th...

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