June 3, 2008


Seventy-nine years ago, Carl and Mary Pincheck said their wedding vows. I interviewed them in 1999, on their 70th anniversary. Since then, I’ve read Mary’s obituary and I’ve lost touch with Carl’s status.


At the time I met this couple, Mary was very ill, and Carl’s severe arthritis made it difficult for him to move. He had only recently hired help in order to care for Mary in his home. 


Mary’s illness was long term, starting with a series of strokes that hit her beginning April 1, 1950.


“When she sat on the couch and opened the paper, I saw her (more…)

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