Saucy questions with Des Moines' Chuck Offenburger and Mary Riche
Today's "Saucy Questions" go to two 70-something widowers who got hitched this month after a nearly 50-year friendship: Chuck Offenburger and Mary Riche.
State of play: Offenburger is the Des Moines Register's former "Iowa Boy" columnist. Riche is a retired psychotherapist.
- They have homes in DSM and Jefferson and publish news or opinion on their website.
🥵 Q: Mary, you didn't know until a few months ago that your "personal Plan B" as a septuagenarian would include love and marriage. How are you sure this thing between you two ain't just hormones?
A: "It is about hormones. No further comment."
☝️ Q: Chuck, decades ago Mary's mom would send you story ideas. Do you think she was trying to set you up?
A: "In retrospect, I hope so and I should have paid attention."
🎤 Q: You sing together and have cute pet names for each other. Can we anticipate an upcoming album from "Darlin' & Puddin'"?
A: "The requests are pouring in after our memorable debut at the Offenburger family reunion.
- We're planning to add another song to our current playlist of two songs with rehearsals to start soon."
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