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RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: It wasn't love at first sight, but he was persistent

By Kimberly Dishongh

This article was published February 11, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Raymond and Sandra Harris were married on July 18, 1987. Sandra wasn’t the least bit interested in Raymond at first. “Then she found out what kind of a guy I was,” says Raymond, “and I think she realized I was a pretty good dude.”

The first time I saw my future spouse:

She says: “I didn’t think he would be my husband. This man was too settled. He was not my type.”

He says: “When I saw her in the restaurant, I was swept off my feet by her beauty.”

On our wedding day:

She says: “That was a happy day for me. I was excited to start this new journey in my life.”

He says: “My whole family from down south was there and we had a friend that we asked to pray for us at our wedding. That guy delivered a prayer that swept us off our feet. That man prayed for us and I knew from that day forward that our relationship was going to be something special.”

My advice for a long happy marriage:

She says: “Always put God first.”

He says: “Do what you want, everything until she says no.”

Sandra and Raymond Harris have been married since 1987. They like to go to church together, fish together and exercise together.

Raymond Harris ordered a barbecue sandwich and a root beer and was lucky enough to get it with a side of romance.

The first time I saw my future spouse:

She says: “I didn’t think he would be my husband. This man was too settled. He was not my type.”

He says: “When I saw her in the restaurant, I was swept off my feet by her beauty.”

On our wedding day:

She says: “That was a happy day for me. I was excited to start this new journey in my life.”

He says: “My whole family from down south was there and we had a friend that we asked to pray for us at our wedding. That guy delivered a prayer that swept us off our feet. That man prayed for us and I knew from that day forward that our relationship was going to be something special.”

My advice for a long happy marriage:

She says: “Always put God first.”

He says: “Do what you want, everything until she says no.”

Sandra and Raymond Harris have been married since 1987. They like to go to church together, fish together and exercise together.

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