Nevada County People: 50 years and not a single argument |

Nevada County People: 50 years and not a single argument

It might be hard to believe, but Joseph E. and Roberta M. Day say they have never argued in their 50 years of marriage.

The long-time Nevada City residents celebrated their anniversary Saturday – less than a week before Valentine’s Day.

“We were just compatible,” said the elder Joseph Day, 81, who couldn’t recall an argument.

It was love at first sight when the two met in 1957 at a The Golden Nugget nightclub in the Glenbrook Basin, Day said.

Their love still shows through, said son Joseph C. Day, 49.

“We’ve never heard them raise their voice at each other,” said the younger Day as he and his wife, Melinda Solis-Day, reflected. “They always get along, and they’re always looking forward.”

A sense of looking forward has both of them continuing with singing in the Cornish choir and Masonic activities into their retirement, the younger Day said.

The Days were married Feb. 9, 1958, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Grass Valley.

He has been a Nevada County resident for more than 80 years. His wife, now 75, has been a Nevada County resident for more than 70 years.

Day is retired from working in real estate, insurance and public accounting. He is a member of IOOF, Masonic Lodge and the male voice and Cornish choirs and enjoys volunteer work.

Roberta Day is retired from working at Bank of America. She is a member of Daughters of the Night, Eastern Star and the Cornish choir and enjoys spending time with her family.

The Days have several children; they have 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, with another one on the way.

The Days held a dinner with family on the day of their anniversary. A celebration is planned for this summer.


To contact Staff Writer Greg Moberly, e-mail gmoberly@the or call 477-4234.

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