Lasting Love - David and Lola Clark

Dave and Lola Clark.

Dave and Lola Clark will mark 64 years of marriage his September.

     They knew each other in high school, and started dating when they were 16. One day in front of the old Clarksville café, Dave asked Lola to go out with him to a movie in Waverly. Their next date was to a county basketball tournament in Greene. Dave had to miss their proms, as he served in the Navy Reserve.

     They were married at the community church in 1954 on a very warm day. Lola was 18, and Dave was 19. There was no air conditioning, and the whole congregation swayed back and forth fanning themselves with paper fans kept in the pews.

     Lola wore a ballerina-length long-sleeved dress and carried a bouquet of gladiolas. The wedding wasn’t a big one, and they didn’t have a wedding party—only a best man and a maid of honor. In the church basement, everyone enjoyed wedding cake and ice cream. Afterward, the couple had two or three pictures taken inside the church and one photo outside as they left the church. The newlyweds honeymooned in the Black Hills.


Read more in the February 14 edition of the STAR.