Love story: Haugens mark 60th anniversary

When Dennis Haugen brought his Oldsmobile over to work on it with Marilyn Bowen’s brother, she really wanted to be out there with them.

“I would’ve rather been in the garage, but my mom wanted me to be a lady,” recalled Marilyn. “It was too late. I was already a tomboy.”

So, she casually wandered out to where the boys were working, and her brother introduced her to Dennis.

“Two days later he took me to a carhop drive-in and bought me a Coke,” she said.

The rest is their history.

“I thought she was very attractive,” Dennis said. “I liked her beauty.”

Sixteen-year-old Marilyn was equally enthralled.


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