Webster couple celebrates long life

12 Jun

75th in 2015

I’d like to send out a few happy birthday wishes today to Don and Virginia Brush, a long-time Webster couple.

And when I say “long time,” I mean looooong time.

Several weeks ago, Virginia celebrated her 100th birthday, and Don will be turning 101 in July. Those alone are some incredible milestones. But just as impressive is the fact that on March 16, 2017, the couple celebrated their 77th wedding anniversary.

Don Brush and Virginia Wahl were neighbors on Plank Road, and both graduated from Webster High School at a time when it was the only school in town, encompassing all grades K through 12. Don received a degree in mechanical engineering from Syracuse University and worked at Kodak for 37 years. Virginia got a degree in nursing from Genesee Hospital and served there as an emergency room supervisor.

Aside from his longevity and obvious love for his dear wife, Don has another claim to fame. In the early 1970s he purchased a 1910 one-cylinder, 10-horsepower Runabout. Over the next two years he completely rebuilt it, bringing it to mint condition.

In 1980 the car won the Grand National award from the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) and can now be seen at the AACA Museum in Hershey, PA.

Best wishes to the happy couple.

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