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Toast to the bride and groom!

By Staff | Aug 13, 2020

Mike and Nancy Montoya on their wedding day.

Mike and I celebrated 50 years of marriage on Aug. 8, 2020. We met in middle school and started dating in the 11th grade.

Our love grew on the dance floor, walks after school and long phone conversations. We became best friends.

We grew up in Southern California but wanted to spread our wings, so my father gave us money to take a late honeymoon. We tossed a coin and chose Maui.

It was 1971, and the cane fields and pineapple fields covered the landscape – it was beautiful.

We started working and met many new friends who became our second family. We dreamed of buying a home, worked two jobs, saved and were able to buy our first home at age 25.

Mike and Nancy Montoya on a trip to Hana.

It has been a roller coaster ride, yet thrilling. We get to live in paradise and are grateful to all those who helped us along the way. Cheers to us and to Maui!

The couple enjoys a day of sailing.