By Maria Lorensen
Theirs was a romance for the ages. They were married more than 58 years, raised a family, farmed the land, got involved in local politics and lived in the only house that Reva Mickey called home. They were hard-working, decent Jefferson County salt-of-the earth people, who loved their community and served it well. He was a teacher and farmer, then a Board of Education member, who held various statewide education posts. She was a school counselor, a mentor to many young women and a Democratic Party activist.