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September 15, 2013

Beauty in the bumps

How the Brubakers love has lasted

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Myron retired when he was 58 years old after he was diagnosed with cancer and given four to six months to live, as well as having to undergo eight bypass surgeries.

Now about 25 years later, he and Norma have been married for 59 years.

The Brubakers, who have traveled in a motorhome for three years, as well as ridden motorcycles across the country, now live near Burlington, Myron’s hometown.

They have three children.

“We don’t go anyplace apart,” Myron said.

These days they set aside a day each week to go somewhere they’ve never been before.

“You don’t have to go to Paris to see something different,” Myron said.

When they’re home, Myron reads Norma books and articles, because of her poor eyesight.

The couple agrees that during the years they have gotten to know each other extremely well, and say they’ve had a happy life together.

“There are lots of forks in the road in your life,” Myron said. “I think we took the right fork.”

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