Deer Isle, ME
Nancy & Pearl, Deer Isle, ME — married 1955

Nancy:
[Marriage]  is a lot of give and take.  On both sides.  I feel.  And perhaps you don’t realize that in the beginning; I don’t think you do.  You grow to realize.  You’re not married to change each other, but to try to understand each other and, I think, make the best of the situation, if that’s what you both want.

Pearl:
I think each one has gotta find a role that they’re gonna play in the marriage to make it successful—and the partners happy, I guess—and I think that’s one of our big successes.  I think we’ve done that.  Nancy was home and raising the kids, and this type of thing, and I, doing my financial part of it, and doing what I could to make life a little better for both of us.  And I really think that’s—if you don’t pull together, if you’re not happy doing either one, I don’t think it will be successful.

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