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By Erin Schwager
Journalist 

With 50 years of experience, Schwagers share marriage advice

Communication is key

 

The rock band Bread sang, "Life can be short or long. Love can be right or wrong, and if I chose the one I'd like to help me through, I'd like to make it with you."

This was the one of three songs sang at Sam and Barb Schwager's wedding on July 15, 1972.

The Orchard couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past weekend, with loved ones, sharing their history and reminiscing about the past.

The love story started in June 1970, at Barb's cousin's wedding dance, at the Legion Club in Orchard.

"There were a whole bunch of Orchard boys and Sam came up to me," explained Barb.

"T...



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