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By Andi Bourne

Schaffs Celebrate 60 Years of Marriage


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Don and Eileen Schaff shortly after they were married Dec. 26, 1956. The Justice of the Peace in Yonkers, New York was the only one who would marry them without a three-day waiting period.

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake residents Don and Eileen Schaff celebrate 60 years of marriage Dec. 26. While they agree it may have been the times of separation and reunions during Don's more than 27 years in the Navy that kept them together, they also credit their faith in God, ability to communicate and willingness to give and take in the relationship.

While travelling on the Northern Pacific train in 1954, Don heard Eileen's voice for the first time. Don was in the Navy and had been home on leave to visit his parents in Montana. He was returning to the east coast to get back on his ship. Ei...

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