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Athel “Diesel” May and Clara May pose for a portrait at their home where they were married 70 years ago on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 in Selah, Wash. They will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Feb. 3. Athel “Diesel” May and Clara May pose for a portrait at their home where they were married 70 years ago on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 in Selah, Wash. They will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Feb. 3. A portrait of Athel “Diesel” May and Clara May from around when they were married hangs on the wall of their home on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 in Selah, Wash. The Mays will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Feb. 3. Athel “Diesel” May recently guided his wife, Clara, into a chair in the living room of their home in Selah. “Have a seat, sweetheart,” he said before they leaned in for a photo. Diesel and Clara married in that very living room on Feb. 3, 1951. It was a small gathering with the minister, their parents, Clara’s friend Arzilla and a few others. Diesel’s Uncle Guy showed up in overalls, but he didn’t know the wedding was happening when he dropped by, so no one minded. The couple stood in a bay window, facing into the living room and their guests, and said their vows. The honeymoon didn’t happen until much later. Diesel was in the Army and had a three-day pass from Fort Lewis. Clara went back to Seattle and her […]