18 couples from same class still married after 50 years.

Today’s Washington Post carries an article, “Still Going Steady” about a high school class of 1959 that includes 18 couples who are still married to each other. That’s a neat thing for future genealogists. It’s a heartwarming article for the holiday season.

In October, 200 members of the Washington-Lee High School 1959 class met for a reunion in Arlington, Virginia. That was nearly a third of the graduating class. The occasion, as those who passed basic arithmetic in elementary school can calculate, was their 50th anniversary of graduating.

Oh, one more tidbit for the family historians. “Bob and Jane Lanham head the reunion committee and have served as dedicated class archivists, keeping up with an extremely thorough alumni database.” I can’t help but wonder if they are also genealogists!

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