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Don and Gerry McClure celebrate 70 years together


He put a ring on her finger the night she graduated from high school seven decades ago, and the love was still palpable between them Saturday as Don and Gerry McClure celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

Friends and family came from as far away as Florida to the McClure Ranch north of Nespelem, where the two have made their home on the acreage homesteaded by Don's father and grandfather in 1918.

"Lightning stuck," Gerry McClure said about Don's proposal that came just three days after she'd told another fellow she wasn't interested in settling down yet.

The first year they were marrie...

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