Joe and Virginia Sprott celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary next month. Their decision to relocate to Marble, Arkansas, back in 1959 was influenced by something Joe heard while working at a California Marine base.
When he learned that officials at the base had determined that Arkansas was the place least likely to have an atomic bomb dropped on it, he knew immediately where he would move his wife and five children.
They were struck by the land's beauty, said Virginia, and by its churches (a good church was a must for her) and its doctors.
"And the cemeteries," Joe quickly added. "If you go to a community and its cemeteries are clean and orderly, you can afford to stay. If not, move on." [Link]