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Love is at the heart of Keystone's anniversary

Love is at the heart of Keystone's anniversary

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Eight decades ago, two neighbor babies shared a crib in the nursery at Keystone Methodist Church in Odessa.

A boy and a girl, Terry and Virgie. As children, they played. As teens, they fell in love.

“We used to park behind the church and smooch,” Virgie Schoenborn said, giggling at the memory.

“Maybe don’t put that in the paper,” Terry said.

The Schoenborn’s, whose grandparents helped construct one of Keystone Methodist’s earlier buildings on Racetrack Road in 1914, married there. Their children, grandchildren and now great-grandchildren received baptism at the church.

Click here for full story courtesy the Tampa Bay Times.