Brown Valentines

, Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted: Thu, February 14 2013 at 5:01 PM, Updated: Thu, February 14 2013 at 5:14 PM

While pink is often associated with Valentine's Day, there's also a lot of love in the Browns...

Dan and Elouise Brown first met at Southern Oregon College in Ashland.

"Both of us loved to dance."  Recalls Elouise Brown.  "And I thought he was quite handsome as you can see in the picture."

"Well, she was a good-looking honey, for one thing."  Remembers Dan Brown.  "She could dance well...I just liked to dance - it was a way to cuddle the girls."

But Dan would only cuddle Elouise after they were married in June of 1949.

"Well, she was a fighting Irishman, and I was a dumb Swede."  Says Dan.  "So we were opposites.  And opposites attract each other."

"We just seemed to like the same things."  Agreed Elouise.  "And we had two children - and they were very nice children."

Dan and Elouise Brown now reside at Quail Park at Crystal Terrace.

When asked if there's a secret to their lengthy romance, Elouise says:  "I don't know what kept us together.  Just because we loved each other, I guess.  That was the most important thing.  Whether we agreed on anything or not, it was still there."

Dan Brown agrees:  "We never had any doubts about our long-term goals in life."

The Browns will celebrate 64 years of marriage in June.

Showing that perhaps, love is more of a journey than a destination.

About the Author

Lyle Ahrens

KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970's.  He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.

Lyle's job history is quite colorful.  He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand.  A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90's as a news writer and commercial producer.  In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.

Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.  "The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain.  Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story".

When he's not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.

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