Marriage Tea Party

Marriage Tea Party


3 3 ((MARK)) GOOD EVENING AND GOOD ((MARK))((MARK)) GOOD EVENING AND THANK YOU, AGAIN, FOR JOINING US. I’M MARK HILLER. 3 ((MARK)) MORE THAN 40 COUPLES CAME TOGETHER TODAY IN THE POCONOS TO CELEBRATE A MAJOR MILESTONE. THEY’VE BEEN MARRIED FOR AT LEAST 50 YEARS! EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER BRIANNA STRUNK JOINS US LIVE FROM OUR POCONO NEWSROOM WITH THIS SPECIAL STORY… BRIANNA. 3 ((BRIANNA))MARK, I HEAR YOU AND BETH WILL CELEBRATE 31- YEARS OF MARRIAGE THIS TUESDAY. THAT MEANS YOU’RE JUST 19- YEARS SHY OF BEING INVITED TO STATE REPRESENTATIVE ROSEMARY BROWN’S “ANNIVERSARY TEA” EVENT. 3 ((BRIANNA))HUBERT AND CLARA HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 66-YEARS. IRONICALLY, THEY MET AS TEENAGERS AT AN ENGAGEMENT PARTY.CLARA MCHUGH- STROUD TOWNSHIP “HE JUST ASKED ME HOW I WAS, WOULD I LIKE TO DANCE. AND I SAID NO! [LAUGHS]”BUT CLARA DIDN’T PLAY HARD TO GET FOR LONG. NOW, THE MCHUGH’S HAVE EIGHT CHILDREN, 27 GRANDCHILDREN AND 16 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. HUBERT MCHUGH- STROUD TOWNSHIP “YOU SHOULD SEE OUR HOUSE AT CHRISTMAS- TIME!”THEY ATTENDED THIS FIRST-EVER “ANNIVERSARY TEA CELEBRATION”, HOSTED BY STATE REPRESENTATIVE ROSEMARY BROWN AT SHAWNEE FIRE COMPANY NUMBER ONE. STATE REP. ROSEMARY BROWN- [R] 189TH DISTRICT “I THINK THE FIFTY YEARS OR MORE OF MARRIAGE DESERVES SOME ATTENTION, SOME KUDOS, AND JUST A CONGRATULATIONS.” REPRESENTATIVE BROWN SAYS SHE LOOKS UP TO THESE COUPLES… MARRIED HERSELF FOR 25-YEARS. STATE REP. ROSEMARY BROWN- [R] 189TH DISTRICT “SO I’M HALF- WAY THERE!”MARION AND GARY FISH MET WHILE ATTENDING DANCES IN TOWN. AFTER 60-YEARS OF MARRIAGE, THE EARLY DAYS OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP ARE STILL FRESH IN MARION’S MIND. MARION FISH- EAST STROUDSBURG “I THOUGHT HE WAS NICE, AND HE THOUGHT I WAS STUCK UP! [LAUGHS]”THE COUPLES IN THIS ROOM HAVE HAD THEIR UPS AND DOWNS OVER THE YEARS, BUT TAKE THEIR VOWS TO HEART.AND OF COURSE, WE HAD TO ASK THE ‘EXPERTS’ FOR SOME MARRIAGE ADVICE… CLARA MCHUGH- STROUD TOWNSHIP “PATIENCE, OF COURSE. BUT THE BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD IS TO LOVE SOMEBODY AND KNOW YOU LOVE THEM.” 3 ((BRIANNA)) EVERY COUPLE WENT HOME WITH A PERSONALIZED CITATION FROM THE PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. LIVE IN THE POCONO NEWSROOM BRIANNA STRUNK EYEWITNESS NEWS. 3 ((MARK)) TODAY’S EVENT INCLUDED PRESENTATIONS FROM SEVERAL COUNTY LEADERS. 3 ((MARK)) MONEY THAT SUPPORTS THE “OLDER AMERICANS ACT” WILL RUN DRY THIS SEPTEMBER. IT HELPS

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