After 48 years of marriage, the Pitts think they may have it figured out! Bob and Virginia Pitt of Oakland actually met 49 years ago when Virginia was working at the Dairy Queen. The two of them went to school at Oakland High School, and Bob proposed one night at a high school football game. The couple got married at the First Congregational Church in Oakland on November 24, 1973, had two daughters Kristin and Heather, and have been together since. Of course, nowdays they try to find time to spend a little of the Iowa winter visiting their grandkids in Arizona!
Bob and Gin enjoy watching sports together, especially Iowa football, although Virginia mentioned that Bob loves to rewind and rewatch a play more than she’d prefer! Lol. And Bob says she worries too much, but that’s why they agree being able to laugh together is super important in a marriage. They say it’s the secret to a good marriage actually. In fact, they admitted that marriage takes a lot of work. “You have to pick your battles and know that marriage is never perfect, but if the ups outweigh the downs, you are doing something right.” Great advice, you two! Couldn’t agree more!
What’s next for the couple? Well, they hope to someday take their whole family to Hawaii! Sounds like a great idea to me! I’m sure the family won’t be opposed! Until then, keep loving on those grandkids and thanks for being a long-time Pott. County Couple!
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*Photos courtesy of the Pitts