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58 Years of Holding Hands

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 8:33 am

A Perpetual Love: Duke and Mog Orf


Roland “Duke” Orf and Mary Margaret “Mog” Meyer Orf’s love story begins on the dance floor of Melody Mill in the mid-1950s.
Melody Mill was a popular dance hall in Vandalia and the pair of St. Clement area youth attended the dances there regularly.
Duke was there for the music, as he was a member of a band with his brothers. The brothers were not playing that night, they were just there to listen to the music. Mog was there to dance and have a good time with her friends.
That particular fateful night, she ended up dancing with Duke, who was the boy that used to tease her on the playground of St. Clement Catholic School.
To hear Mog tell it, she danced just a couple of dances with her former classmate and then was rejoined by her friends.
Duke, though, was already smitten by the last beat of the first song.
“I was seeing stars,” he said in an interview on Sunday morning with the Bowling Green Times.
That night, the pair rode home together in the backseat of Vernon Sachs car.

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