Couple Married for 75 Years Have an Amazing Story – but Their Names Are the Best Part

Meet Harvey and Irma.

Nope, not the terrifying hurricanes that are flooding homes and threatening lives — Harvey and Irma Schluter, a couple living in Washington state who marked their 75th wedding anniversary this year. Harvey is 104, and Irma will be 93 in November, so they’ve lived through their fair share of American history: the Great Depression, the moon landing and President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

Now, their names are both headline-making storms; Tropical Storm Harvey left Houston and other parts of Texas under water, while Hurricane Irma is poised to hit Florida.

“I don’t know how they’ve done that, to have a Harvey and Irma,” Irma Schluter said in an interview with the New York Times. “I don’t know how that worked out.”

Glenn talked about the couple’s incredible story on radio, admiring their efforts to help foster children in need of a home. The Schluters estimate that over the years, they have cared for around 120 children, many of whom had physical or mental disabilities.

“Really, truly wonderful healers, Harvey and Irma,” Glenn said.

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GLENN: You know, it's interesting how Pat missed the point on -- you know, he's saying we got to come up with kinder names. Irma sounds like a woman who is a little upset. And we should come up with kinder names. I believe -- I mean, if we're not talking to Mr. Pat 1940, he would understand the real problem is, how dare us assign gender to these hurricanes.

STU: Hmm. That is a great point.

GLENN: How do we know Harvey identifies as a male storm and Irma identifies as a female storm?

STU: We don't know. And how do we know if they're male or female at all?

GLENN: It's the oppressors once again at work. How dare us. We should listen to each hurricane. Let them say their gender. Let them decide their name.

STU: And this is the problem with unleashing Pat, maybe he should be leashed.

GLENN: Maybe he should.

STU: Maybe he should be leashed on his new show, starting Monday, by the way, on TheBlaze. Pat Gray Unleashed. Very excited for that.

GLENN: Harvey and Irma had been married for over 75 years. Not the hurricanes. It's Harvey and Irma Schluter. They've been married for 75 years. He just turned 104. And she will be 93 in November.

They both remember vividly the -- the major events of the last century. They remember the first time they ever saw an airplane. They remember the Great Depression. They remember obviously the wars, Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. Irma just said recently she remembers that it was a -- a cool and cloudy day, the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

Now, as they celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary, we've named two storms after them. And they said, you know, what are the odds? And as you get to know Harvey and Irma, they are the exact opposite of these two storms. They got married in 1942. And she wanted to -- she wanted to wait to get married. And he said, "No, no, no. Let's get married right now." He worked as a barber. They found their way to Spokane, Washington. What the interesting thing about these guys, they have taken in over 100 foster kids. They were foster parents.

STU: Wow.

GLENN: And most of them mentally or physically disabled. Really, truly wonderful healers, Harvey and Irma.

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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