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In Their Own Words: An old-fashioned meeting, courting, and marriage

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Seth Tupper
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SDPB
Don Konechne at his farm in rural Rapid City.

This audio is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment, hosted by Lori Walsh.

Don Konechne is an 88-year-old farmer and rancher who told us the story of meeting, courting and marrying his wife, Marjory.

It all started when Don was in the Army, stationed in Germany during the 1950s. He and other male soldiers traded mailing addresses of their sisters and other female acquaintances so they could correspond with young women back home.

We gathered this audio story from Don while he stood in his farmyard in rural Rapid City.