He became a regular shopper to check out cashier

Posted: June 17, 2018 at 2:46 a.m.

Lucille and Michael Mothershed will celebrate their 45th anniversary next month. Family has always been important to their relationship. “Our parents got along so well. It was just like it was meant to be,” says Lucille. “I have some awesomely good in-laws.”

Lucille and Michael Mothershed will celebrate their 45th anniversary next month. Family has always been important to their relationship. “Our parents got along so well. It was just like it was meant to be,” says Lucille. “I have some awesomely good in-laws.”

Michael Mothershed smiled at a cute girl in his neighborhood grocery store, but he didn't talk to her. That turned out to be a wise move for the time being.

The first time I saw my future spouse:

She says: “I thought he was so cool. He had beautiful teeth and he was so handsome.”

He says: “She had a nice smile and I liked her hairstyle. We stared at each other and smiled.”

On our wedding day:

She says: “I could not believe that I almost ran into Mike at the store that morning. Our wedding day was beautiful, although it was very humid and hot.”

He says: “I became nervous, my mouth was dry — I didn’t know if I could get the words out. When I saw my wife coming down the aisle it took me back to the first time I had seen her.”

My advice for a long happy marriage is:

She says: “If you put God first he will always lead you and guide you. Communication is so vital in any marriage. We’re not perfect but we try not to make the same mistakes over and over. That’s just us.”

He says: “It’s OK to have single friends, male or female, if all can be involved in social activities and if the spouse can accept them. It’s all about trust, compromise and love.”

Lucille Oliver and Michael Mothershed were married on July 4, 1973. “I tell everyone that I picked the date so she could remember but it really wasn’t...

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