May 7, 2013
Longtime Issaquah resident Bessie Burton clearly remembers the day she first laid eyes on her future husband of 60 years, Robert.
She was standing on a street corner in Deer Lodge, Mont., just before her shift at a local restaurant began, when a slick yellow car caught her eye.
“Robert drove by in a 1949 Ford convertible with the lid down and I emphatically asked, ‘Who is that?’” she said. “I saw him and that was it.”
The courtship did not start immediately, since Bessie worked nights, making it difficult to form a relationship. During that time, Robert dated other girls and visited other restaurants, Bessie said.