Ohio couple celebrates 75 years of marriage - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

Ohio couple celebrates 75 years of marriage

Posted: Updated:
Photo AP Cincinnati Enquirer Photo AP Cincinnati Enquirer

CINCINNATI (AP) - A southwestern Ohio couple celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary this month say the secret to their happy relationship is never going to bed angry.

Ormond and Thelma Elam of Liberty Township have shared their lives during the Great Depression, World War II and the death of 1 of their three children.

The pair met in Mount Sterling in Kentucky while Thelma was working in her family's garden and Ormond was grooming his horse.

Thelma is now 93, and Ormond is 92. They say they never go to bed angry.

After three-quarters of a century together, the pair have nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Their daughter, 66-year-old Sharon, tells The Cincinnati Enquirer  that her parents have "set the high standard by which all five generations strive to live."

  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • Closing arguments in Amanda Bacon trial

    Closing arguments in Amanda Bacon trial

    Amanda Bacon, the Toledo mother is accused of killing her six-month old son, says she didn't do it. Both sides in her trial made their final appeals to the jury Wednesday. An angry Amanda Bacon took the stand in her own defense. Her attorneys said she has a right to be angry, because she did nothing wrong.
  • Local man related to Titanic passenger

    Local man related to Titanic passenger

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:00:21 GMT
    Earl Tolbert has a connection to a third class passenger aboard the legendary Titanic. He finds his name quickly at the imagination station's titanic artifact exhibit. He tells 13 ABC, "his brother was
    Earl Tolbert has a connection to a third class passenger aboard the legendary Titanic. He finds his name quickly at the imagination station's titanic artifact exhibit. He tells 13 ABC, "his brother was
  • New Police recruit is a Cancer Survivor

    New Police recruit is a Cancer Survivor

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:49:59 GMT
    In February of 2013,13 ABC was there when Private First Class Andrew Pennington was reunited with his family. The Oregon native had been serving in Afghanistan and was able to hold his son for the first
    In February of 2013,13 ABC was there when Private First Class Andrew Pennington was reunited with his family. The Oregon native had been serving in Afghanistan and was able to hold his son for the first

Area Events Calendar

See It, Shoot It, Send It!