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RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: 1965 computer a matchmaker for 2 programmers

By Kimberly Dishongh

This article was published October 8, 2017 at 4:29 a.m.

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Denny and Elizabeth Ritter wed on Sept. 16, 1967, in South Bend, Ind. She was reticent about marriage because she wanted a career and independence. “He accepted me and my career, and I went to school and he never said a word about me traveling and all the rest of it. He was always very supportive,” she says.

The first time I met my future spouse:

He says: “I was just finishing a shift at work. I thought she was smart and pretty enough for the both of us.”

She says: “I had started working there about a month before he did, and we just became friends.”

On our wedding day:

He says: “We flew to Nassau. We got married in a church in her neighborhood, and our honeymoon was in Nassau following that.”

She says: “We had champagne with his mom and dad at 10 in the morning, right after we were married.”

My advice for a lasting marriage:

She says: “Compromise.”

He says: “Agreed.”

Denny Ritter and Elizabeth Carter met after the banks they each worked for pooled their resources to buy a computer and chose them as the employees to...

Technology brought Elizabeth Carter and Denny Ritter together long before the age of online dating.

The first time I met my future spouse:

He says: “I was just finishing a shift at work. I thought she was smart and pretty enough for the both of us.”

She says: “I had started working there about a month before he did, and we just became friends.”

On our wedding day:

He says: “We flew to Nassau. We got married in a church in her neighborhood, and our honeymoon was in Nassau following that.”

She says: “We had champagne with his mom and dad at 10 in the morning, right after we were married.”

My advice for a lasting marriage:

She says: “Compromise.”

He says: “Agreed.”

Denny Ritter and Elizabeth Carter met after the banks they each worked for pooled their resources to buy a computer and chose them as the employees to...

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