World War II kept Chuck and Norma Guthrie from adulatory their aboriginal three bells anniversaries together.
This week, a bowl of bottle will accumulate them afar for their 78th.
Norma bankrupt her hip and is recuperating in an Omaha nursing home. Chuck chock-full by every day until the coronavirus accustomed and visits were prohibited.
He still comes often, bringing Norma her admired amber malt or addition treat. But he has to duke them off to the agents because he and Norma can alone allocution by buzz through the window.
“It’s hard,” said babe Sharon Timmerman of McCook, Nebraska. “The acceptable allotment is, she knows what’s happening. She understands the situation.”
Charles and Norm Guthrie were affiliated at Holy Cross Catholic Church on April 8, 1942. They spent their aboriginal three anniversaries apart.
Norma, 97, and Charles, 98, met at a roller skating amphitheatre and were affiliated at Holy Cross Catholic Church on April 8, 1942.
Chuck knew he was activity to be deployed, and asked Norma’s dad for her duke in marriage. At first, he said no. Little did he apperceive that the brace would one day accept one of the longest-running marriages in Nebraska.
After the ceremony, the U.S. Army beatific Chuck to the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.
“They saw ceremony added alone already in three years,” Timmerman said.
When the war ended, Chuck alternate and formed at Strategic Air Command at Offutt Air Force Base until his retirement in 1977. Norma formed at Mutual Protective Insurance Company.
They had three children, including Charlie Guthrie and Debi Grashorn, both of Omaha. They had planned to bless together, but that’s been canceled. Ancestors and accompany are sending cards instead. Timmerman said thankfully they’ve had abounding added commemoration parties through the years.
Norma and Chuck say their ancestors has been their hobby, although they admired to travel, too. They acclaim prayer, hope, acceptable advice and charge for their continued marriage.
“We approved to booty affliction of ourselves and kept active,” Norma said. “We would try to do article every day that would get us out of the house.”
The break has been adamantine on her dad, Timmerman said. He’s developed quieter and can’t about-face to watching his admired sports.
But Norma keeps alive on allocation and anecdotic all the ancestors photos. She’s not autograph on the back.
“I’ll delay for dad,” she said, “so we can do that together.”