I was a newly married 18-year-old college student, fresh off the farm and working at my first job that didn’t involve milking cows.

I donned my uniform of an orange shirt and brown pants — and reluctantly went to the brand new Hardee’s at Wisconsin highways 16 and 157 next to Kmart in La Crosse. Both Hardee’s and Kmart are long-gone today.

Newlyweds Chris and Sherry Hardie post Sept. 4, 1982, with their 1971 Ford Galaxie.jpg

Newlyweds Chris and Sherry Hardie post Sept. 4, 1982, with their 1971 Ford Galaxie.

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