Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Mer Rouge couple to celebrate 70 years

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  • Kenneth and Alma Honeycutt will have been married for 70 years as of Sunday, April 27.
    The couple has shared a long and prosperous marriage with six children, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and a lot of volunteering for their community.
    “I wish every couple could have shared the lives we've shared. Life is much more bearable knowing you have a loving family,” Alma said. “I once joked, when someone once asked me how we've stayed together so long, that after six children, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, we couldn't afford a divorce.”
    The couple originally met 73 years ago at a social event in Mer Rouge.
    “We first met in 1941,” Alma said. “When I first saw him, I thought he was the cutest thing I'd ever seen. We were married in 1944 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. It was during the war and back when the church was just a little wooden building.”
    “This love story should be an inspiration to all married couples as well as those thinking of tying the knot,” friend Daniel Harris said. “They are the sweetest, kindest and most thoughtful people you could ever meet.”
    Alma and Kenneth are both active members of the community and have served with the Mer Rouge Community Chest, the Salvation Army, the Mental Health Board, the Cancer Fund, Crippled Childrens' Foundation, The Women in God's Service of Oak Woods. Kenneth also served his country overseas and has served on the Board of Directors at Oak Woods. They are both members of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
    “We stay pretty busy,” Alma said. “We haven't given up at 91. We're prayful for the future for our children and grandchildren. We pray that there will be peace in the world and more morals.”
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