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Norma and Mack Glymph are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.

Formula for good marriage: Patience, faith and love
By ANNA BROWN
Norma Wessinger Glymph remembers that the first time she ever saw her husband, Mack, she thought he was very handsome.
“He looked like a million dollars,” she said. “And he had a brand new green Pontiac convertible.”
Mack, home in Newberry after fighting two years on the front lines in the Korean War, was impressed by Norma's good looks as well.
“I thought she was a beautiful girl,” he said.
About a year after they met, Mack and Norma tied the knot at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Newberry.
Friday, they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. She was 18 and he was 24 when they married.
The formula for a good marriage is simple, Norma said.
“Patience, faith and love,” she said. “You are going to have disagreements. You have to have patience and talk it out or be quiet until it blows over.”
Mack and Norma both graduated from Newberry High School. He is six years older and they did not meet until her senior year.
After graduation Mack worked in construction until he was drafted into the Army. He served in Korea from 1951 to 1953 as a heavy equipment supervisor for the 13th Engineering Combat Battalion. He was discharged as a sergeant first class.
He came home and was working for Sloan Construction when mutual friends introduced him to Norma, a pretty Newberry High majorette.
“He would come to the ball games,” Norma said. “I remember coming to Union and marching.”
Mack's job required a lot of travel and until their children, Lisa and Alan, were born, Norma went with him. As Lisa was preparing to start first grade, the Glymphs decided it was time to settle in a home.  Mack was named superintendent of Sloan's Pacolet asphalt plant. They began building a new house in Union.
Three months after the Glymphs started building their home Mack was called to work in Florida and in Cuba, where Sloan paved the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.
After four years he was home in Union for good and continued his career with Sloan locally. He retired in 1994 but continued to work in construction for several more years.
The Glymphs are members of Augsburg Lutheran Church.
Lisa - now Lisa Hayes - and Alan both live in Newberry. The Glymphs have three grandchildren, Staci Vaughan, Brittany Hayes and Dereck Greene. They have two great-grandchildren, Jasper Hayes and Mattie Vaughan.
The Glymphs said they are glad they settled in Union.
“We've enjoyed Union,” Norma said.
“It all worked out for the best,” Mack said.

(Posted July 28, 2014)

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