Rakness' share 60-year marriage success


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Gloria and Richard Rakness 60 years ago

On June 12, Saratoga residents Richard and Gloria Rakness will celebrate 60 years of marriage together.

Going back to their teenage years, Richard said he first met the former Gloria Esterby at Minot Model High School in Minot, North Dakota. Gloria said she remembers their first informal date, which involved piling into Richard's 1947 Chevrolet Coupe Deville with other kids for "buck night".

Richard said he later asked Gloria to the high school prom for their first official and more formal date.

"I invited her to the junior/senior prom in 1951, and I've had the same girlfriend ever since. S...

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