America and Tom Barbieri El Dorado Hills Married 64 years America: “A lot of arguments and a lot of love. Anyone who says different is lying.” Tom: “You have to have a sense of humor. My hearing aids also help. I shut them off sometimes.”

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People Talk: What’s the secret to a long and happy marriage?

By February 15, 2011

Asked the Senior Valentine luncheon in El Dorado Hills

America and Tom Barbieri, El Dorado Hills, married 64 years. America: “A lot of arguments and a lot of love. Anyone who says different is lying.” Tom: “You have to have a sense of humor. My hearing aids also help. I shut them off sometimes.”

Lorraine and Cliff Emry,  El Dorado Hills, married 64 years. Lorraine: “We like to do a lot of the same things.” Cliff: “It helps that she’s a good cook. I can’t even boil water. She’s very giving, and always teaching me things.”

Marlene and Dave Rhoads,  Cameron Park, married 57 years. Dave: “The secret is to find an excellent wife who keeps an eye on you.” Marlene: “Especially since Red Hawk Casino opened. We go half and half with everything pretty much, but the wife generally has to step over the line.”

Marlene and Dave Rhoads

Cameron Park
Married 57 years

Dave: “The secret is to find an excellent wife who keeps an eye on you.”
Marlene: “Especially since Red Hawk Casino opened. We go half and half with everything pretty much, but the wife generally has to step over the line.”

Mike Roberts

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