COVER STORY: Auburn couple's marriage is built to last


Manuel and Bobbie Andujar, of the nearby Auburn community — pictured three years ago — have endured separation from war, family tragedies and property loss, but divorce was never an option, they said.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 06:41 PM.

CRESTVIEW — When Manuel and Bobbie Andujar wed in 1948, friends forecast a short union.

"To tell you the truth, some of our friends said we would not last over a month," Manuel, a resident of the nearby Auburn community, said. "That was just their way of thinking."

That wasn't an option once vows were exchanged, Bobbie, a Guntersville, Ala., native, said.

"When you get married, you can't just up and run and get a divorce," she said. "My idea was it had to work out."

So it has, for more than 65 years, as the couple raised three boys and a girl, and weathered separation from war, family tragedies, sickness and property loss.

Full story in the Feb. 15-18 edition!

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