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Betty & Lawrence Borom

Celebrating Their 50th Wedding Anniversary

Home: Denver, CO

If you could do any part of your marriage over,  what would you do differently?

“I would be sure to never hurt her,” Lawrence shares. “I would be more honest in all things.”

What advice would you give young couples?

“Beware of secrets and hidden agendas,” offers Betty. “Give each other respect and time and always be good listeners.”

What do you still look forward to in your marriage?

“I want us to end our lives in love with each other,” says Lawrence. “Love is what makes life worthwhile.”

He knew he was in love when…

Betty and Lawrence sometimes rode the bus together to teaching jobs at the same school. Sitting with her, hearing her sweet voice, and seeing her beauty and wholesome personality, he fell madly in love with her.

She knew she was in love when…

After only dating for a short time. My soon-to-be spouse was always well-dressed and an intellectual. There was an abundance of attention, generosity and respect from him toward me. I observed his magnetic personality reach out to others.

In 10 years we will…

Be married for 60 years, hopefully we will have accomplished all the  items in our joint and individual “bucket lists.”  Our prayer is that we will still be together, healthy and traveling to exciting places.

Before the groom got married, he wishes someone that told him…

That marriage is a “long distance” event that has many  ups and downs but the prize is happiness.

Before the bride got married, she wishes someone had told her…

As imperfect as life can be sometimes, continue to thrive and count your blessings. Try to connect emotional, financial, intimacy and spiritual growth. Good listening, truth and faith are riches that can help make a marriage succeed.

Our favorite activity to do together is…

Attend cultural events or exercise classes, or just walking our dog.

Our nicknames for each other are…

Betty calls Lawrence “Larry” and  Larry calls Betty “Dear.”

Our favorite place to spend time together is…

In a small intimate club with great jazz and an attentive audience.

Our song is…

“Misty” by Errol Gardner.

Our perfect night out is…

A movie or theatrical production (historical, African American etc.), followed by dinner out.

 

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