The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Beirwagen's talk; Commitment, love, and patience and 66 years of marriage

 

February 5, 2020

It was a beautiful day in the '50s, and I noticed Louis and June Beirwagen were eating lunch at the Bear Paw Coffee Shop & Deli, their daughters Cherie's deli. I had always wanted to interview them, and I immediately thought, "It's Valentine's Day month." Now it would be a good time.

I started with a quick question for Louis. "When, were you married? He laughed and said, "Dec 27, 1953. Two days after Christmas." June immediately replied, "I don't recommend that. Too cold, too hard on everybody attending and all the workers."

They met at the church here in Big Sandy at the Christ...



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