Friends, family gather for 70th wedding anniversary

Published: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 03:06 PM.

Post-military life meant trying different jobs like selling life insurance, working as a Gulf Power meter reader and moving onto the next thing.

"He has experience in everything," said Charlotte, who worked 22 years in the Okaloosa County School System.

The couple’s three children — who came after Marlin left the military — eventually helped the family grow to what it is this day.

Despite an enduring marriage that will span seven decades, disagreements arise, the couple said, but they manage to work things out.

"Time is a marvelous healer of all things," Charlotte said.

But a healthy marriage requires each other’s hard work, Marlin said.

"We worked through all of this together," Marlin said. "It was a cooperative effort all the way around." 

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