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  1. Finding Love Later in Life

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    February 13, 2012 by wcobserver

    WASHINGTON COUNTY – Wedding bells aren’t just for young love birds looking to start a family and grow old together. It’s also for those who’ve also had family and have lived a long, active life with many years to go. Often, these later marriages come after individuals have lost their spouse. Eager to continue experiencing the joys of a dedicated relationship, these folks start new lives together when many may consider it time for them to settle down. About 250,00 people over 50 remarry each year, according to studies conducted in 1998 and 2004. Here in Washington County, we have many couples who married later in life and certainly seem to be very happy, indeed, many appear to be in a perpetual honeymoon stage. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, here are two of those happily married couples who found each other later in life. Wes and Irma Ekles For Wes and Irma Ekles, the song “Please Mr. Postman” may be a fitting theme for how they met, except these two only needed a mailbox. Wes moved to West Fork in 1999 and joined the First Baptist Church. Irma, who moved to West Fork from Winslow after her hus- …

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