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This is a picture my grandparents, Arthur Loren Lear and Mercedes (Loveless) Lear, had done shortly after they were married in 1928 in Kokomo, IN. They went on to be married for more than 60 years when my grandpa passed away. My grandmother died just a few months later. They raised six children, all of whom went to college and went on to be very successful. I was in high school when they passed away and I miss them still.