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Seventy years and counting

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PARK RAPIDS -- They met at a chivaree 75 years ago.

Carus rode in from Fertile on his Harley Davidson to attend a newlyweds' noisy, mock serenade. Melva arrived from Erskine, a beau at her side.

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But not for long.

Carus began wooing Melva and within a few years the couple was married in a rural Erskine church.

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