‘A very wonderful life’

Ed and Dorothy Congdon then

Ed and Dorothy Congdon then

Ed and Dorothy Congdon lived across the street from each other. Rumor has it that Ed always had his eye on Dorothy. Their daughter, Cathy Guy, said, “He used to play his saxophone to woo her.” It apparently worked.

After being engaged only one day, Ed and Dot were married in a chapel at Ft. McPherson in Atlanta, on Dec. 20, 1944. After what Dorothy says is the shortest engagement, they had a long honeymoon of three months before Ed was deployed overseas.

Seventy-four years later, they are still going strong, and their love remains immense. They have three children, six grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.

While taking a cruise a couple of years ago, the Congdon’s became well known aboard the ship due to their long-lasting marriage. They were both asked what has kept them together for all of these years. Dorothy replied by saying, “We couldn’t get divorced. It was never an option.” Ed replied, “I do everything Dorothy tells me to do.”

Ed and Dorothy Congdon now

Ed and Dorothy Congdon now

Guy laughingly said that her dad knows that he did not always do as her mother told him to do, but she is truly blessed to have parents who love each other, enjoy music, love to dance, have a lot of humor and laughter in their life, and love to learn new things. She said that while growing up even everyday tasks were an opportunity to learn. For that she is very thankful.