how’d they do that?!September 17th, 2010 at 4:52 pm by Mark Allen under Mark Allen's Journal, WTHI Blog
I’ve known some people who have achieved great things in life, but I’ve never known anyone to achieve greater success in this world than my friend Wib Grayless.
The world will not pause to pay tribute to Wib but I want to.
Here’s the short version of my friend’s amazing achievement.
Seventy years ago, Wib met a young woman named Jean.
In 1940, he said something to Jean that changed both their lives. He said ‘I do’.
They were just two kids that began their lives together, who could not understand what lie ahead for them.
But here we are all those years later and Wib and wife Jean are about to celebrate 70 years of marriage.
The average marriage these days, by the way, lasts 7.8 years.
It’s not been easy for this couple.
Together, Wib and Jean have faced worldwide war, financial hardship, and even the unthinkable heartbreak of losing a child.
But through all that, they’re still standing. Standing together in the kind of love that outlasts time.
Two people who know that in every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce.
The trick is to find grounds for marriage.
No, you will not see Wib and Jean on entertainment tonight for their achievement.
Don’t look for a Letterman salute.
Not even a plague from society that says ‘MY GOODNESS, TELL US HOW YOU DID IT!’
But I, for one, am proud and amazed at their achievement.
It’s nice to know that there are two people who truly meant it when they spoke those words as young lovers.
“Til death do us part’