Mary and Robert Kefauver, Halfway
Mary and Robert Kefauver met at a party Memorial Day weekend 18 years ago. They never dated steadily, but did go out once or twice a year and always managed to stay in touch.
Whenever she needed someone to take her somewhere or just to talk to, Mary Kefauver - then Domenici - would call Robert Kefauver. He was someone she could depend on.
"I always said that Robert was like my old shoe," she said.
"I never heard about that," Robert Kefauver said.
But the characterization doesn't offend him. A self-described "crusty old bachelor" who liked his peace and quiet, Robert Kefauver had no plans to marry. He didn't think it would be fair to ask someone to share his life of shifting work schedules at Washington County Fire and Rescue and his active volunteer firefighting.