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July 14, 2013

'Have I told you lately that I love you?'

The Maishes have been since 1951

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“When you find the right one, you don’t have to work at it,” Myron said. “It comes natural.”

“You just better be lucky enough to find the right one,” Alice said.

They took a week honeymoon out west through Kansas and Oklahoma, then back through Tennessee and Kentucky.

After Myron got a job as a carpenter in Indianapolis, the newlywed couple moved there for five years, before moving back to Alice’s childhood home near Burlington.

Myron became a farmer there, and drove school buses for 36 years. In fact, he still is a substitute bus driver for Western and Northwestern schools.

Farming wasn’t always easy for the Maish’s. Myron had never farmed before, but Alice’s dad helped him the first few years.

“We had some pretty lean years when we were raising a family,” Myron said. “But we made it through.”

It was hard work and long hours.

“You don’t quit at four in the evening,” Myron said. “You keep going.”

With a bus route schedule thrown in the mix of things, Myron’s day-by-day life was very busy.

“It was either changing clothes to go someplace or changing clothes to go farm,” he said.

While their four children were in school, Alice worked as a secretary at Western High School. She worked there for 21 years.

These days, the Maish couple still has a lot of fun together.

They take tour bus trips to big cities fairly often, and have recently visited St. Louis, Nashville, and New Orleans.

They’ve been married for 60 years.

“I’ve been married all my life,” Myron said. “All that counts, at least.”

During those six decades of marriage, the Maish’s say they’ve loved each other and have been blessed by God.

“The Lord put us together and he’s still there,” Myron said. “When He decides we need to part, we will”

“Reluctantly,” Alice added.

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