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By Drew Lawson
The Record-Times 

Longtime lovers, forever friends

Larsons, Thompsons enjoy friendship


Last updated 2/9/2023 at 11:27am

Drew Lawson | The Record-Times

From left to right, Don Larson, Shirley Larson, Claudia Thompson and Harold Thompson gather to shoot the breeze and reminisce on their friendship and romance at Serene Meadows in Davenport Tuesday, Feb. 7.

DAVENPORT - 88-year-old Don Larson arrived at Serene Meadows Assisted Living Center Tuesday, Feb. 7 and greeted his 87-year-old wife Shirley Larson with a couple smooches.

"You always look nice," Don told Shirley.

Shirley broke down into tears upon realizing she was being visited by her husband of 67 years and two of her best friends, Harold and Claudia Thompson.

And it just so happens that Harold, 87, and Claudia, 86, have also been married for 67 years.

"I found a little keeper," Don Larson said in a conversation with The Record-Times ahead of Valentine's Day, which is Tuesday, Feb. 1...

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