ELLE Style Awards and Global 75th Anniversary Celebration was held in Chengdu

2020 is destined to be an unusual year. People need more excitement to face the ups and downs of the complex world. Following the journey that started from Paris 75 years ago, this year’s ELLE Style Awards breaks through tradition, from Shanghai to Chengdu, a world-renowned cultural city that represents a beautiful life, “a city that you don’t want to leave when you come”, continues its influences as a fashion city. The 2020 ELLE Style Awards, with the theme of “Traversing the Boundaries of Influences”, brought a refreshing fashion event to all the guests, all readers and fans in Chengdu, a fashionable city.

That evening, ELLE also prepared a fashion feast for the brand’s friends to thanks for their company and support. At the same time, at the event, ELLE also presented five annual important awards, namely: Photographer of the Year-Liu Song, New Photographer of the Year-Wang Ziqian, Supermodel of the Year-Zhao Jiali, and Beauty Master of the Year-Mao Geping and Designers of the year-Yang Guidong and Chen Xuzhi.

On the day of the event, ELLE’s editorial director Nicole Xue also launched the new project “Wonder Women” in 2021 with actresses Ma Yili and Tao Hong, Olympic champion Ding Ning, public interest lawyer Guo Jianmei, artist Xiang Jing, and “Beidou Goddess” Xu Ying. “This is an ELLE women’s alliance that encourages each other, enlighten each other, breaks boundaries, and grows together. It will illuminate the light of women and define the beauty of the times.

In addition, at the event, Chengdu Fashion Week set a special important part; the special cover of ELLE’s 75th anniversary, which was jointly created by the artists in the red carpet session that evening, was also officially unveiled at the dinner. The editorial director of ELLE Nicole Xue, and Chengdu influential panda mascot jointly presented the signed special cover to the ambassadors of the Chengdu Universiade and swimming world champion Jiang Wenwen and Jiang Tingting, wishing the 31st Summer Universiade in 2021 a successful and smooth event.

The 2020 ELLE Style Awards and the 75th anniversary Celebration came to a successful conclusion in Chengdu. Travel through time and space, continue its influences, and continue ELLE’s 75 years fashion spirit and style value. Let us work together and look forward to the next brilliance.

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Couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary after overcoming COVID-19

A Pittsburgh-area couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary after they both beat COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

Steve and Marie Orlando, ages 92 and 89, respectively, got married on Sept. 2, 1950, in Pittsburgh, just one year after meeting when Steve played on the same sandlot football team as Marie’s brother.

When they wed, Marie had just graduated from high school the prior year and Steve had just ended two years of duty in the U.S. Army.

PHOTO: Steve and Marie Orlando, of Pennsylvania, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary after they both beat COVID-19. (Janet Bartley)PHOTO: Steve and Marie Orlando, of Pennsylvania, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary after they both beat COVID-19. (Janet Bartley)

PHOTO: Steve and Marie Orlando, of Pennsylvania, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary after they both beat COVID-19. (Janet Bartley)

The couple, who settled in a Pittsburgh suburb, had plans to celebrate their 70th anniversary this year with their six children, 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, but the coronavirus pandemic threw off their plans.

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The Orlandos, who live close to four of their children, isolated themselves in the home they’ve shared for more than 30 years beginning in March, when the pandemic began to spread in the U.S.

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PHOTO: In this screen grab taken from a video, Steve and Marie Orlando celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. (WTAE)

“We were stuck in the house,” Marie told “Good Morning America.” “Our daughters would go shopping for us and cook for us and leave things [at the door].”

When Marie had to go in the hospital in July for a heart valve replacement surgery, one of the Orlandos’ daughters, Janet Bartley, went with her.

They later both tested positive for coronavirus, along with Steve and Bartley’s family as well.

“It was our worst fear that they would get it,” Bartley said. “And then we all did.”

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PHOTO: Steve and Marie Orlando, of Pennsylvania, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary after they both beat COVID-19. (Janet Bartley)

Steve was hospitalized for two days due to dehydration but otherwise all family members, including Marie, had mild symptoms and were able to recover, a miracle given the Orlandos’ age, according to the family. People age 60 and older are at high risk of complications from COVID-19, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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“Thank God we got through it for our age,” said Marie. “I just feel sorry for a lot of people our age who didn’t make it.”

Because they were still recovering from the virus, the Orlandos had to wait until more than one month after their anniversary to celebrate.

Steve, a plumber, and Marie, a homemaker, were celebrated last Saturday at a small party with family members.

Their six children, who live in the Pittsburgh area as well as Florida and Texas, credit their parents with showing them what it takes to have a long and happy marriage.

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PHOTO: Steve and Marie Orlando, of Pennsylvania, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary after they both beat COVID-19. (Janet Bartley)

Portland-based jewelry store chain marks 150th anniversary

Springer’s Jewelers has survived two world wars, the Great Depression, the Great Recession and countless changes in jewelry tastes over more than a dozen decades.

Now, the store is celebrating its 150th anniversary in the midst of a pandemic – the second for the store, by the way.

“Change is something we’ve been good at for 150 years,” said Lilly Mullen, who runs the stores along with her sister Zoey Beaulieu. Springer’s has locations in Portland, Bath and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Mullen and Beaulieu are the great-great-granddaughters of Edmund Beaulieu, who bought the store from the Springer family in 1925 and ultimately moved it to its present location on Congress Street in 1947.

The original Springer’s was a dry goods store, “like a higher-end trading store,” Mullen said. It sold jewelry, clothes, eyeglasses, fine china, silverware and other items from its original location in Westbrook and then eventually narrowed the focus to jewelry as it moved to Portland.

Mullen said the store has been around so long because it stayed relevant by adapting to changing styles, paying close attention to customers and creative marketing.

Springer’s is known for its promotions, she said, such as the win-a-diamond giveaway in 1947 to mark the move to a new location on Congress Street. Customers could buy a small box for $1, she said, and one lucky buyer found a diamond inside. Mullen said she found a newspaper clipping showing a large crowd gathering outside the store to find out who the lucky winner was.

It recent years, the store has offered a promotion in which customers would have their purchases paid for if it snowed six inches or more on Christmas Day. Two years ago, a snowfall came within about an inch of that mark, she said, but it wasn’t quite enough for the store – or more accurately, the insurance company that covered the promotion – to have to pay out.

Mullen said the store also prides itself on knowing its customers. For previous generations, that meant salespeople would keep notes on a Rolodex of what customers had expressed an interest in when they came into the store. Today, she said, there’s an online wish list for customers to record things they’d like to get, in case a relative or friend comes in looking to buy a birthday or holiday gift. The company also offers a chat feature so a customer can deal directly with a salesperson online.

Springer’s is also beefing up its online sales presence to adapt to changing times, including the pandemic, which is expected to mean less in-person shopping during the upcoming holiday season.

Mullen said those kinds of adaptations are something Springer’s embraces.

“Change is not something new to us – it’s something that we welcome, which is a key to being a 150-year-old business,” she said.

Beaulieu said a particular area of focus for her is estate jewelry. She said that’s a particularly interesting part of the job because many times, neither she nor the customer

Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell Lane Celebrate Their First Wedding Anniversary



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Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell Lane are celebrating their first year of marriage!

The country singer, 35, and The Bachelor alum, 30, celebrated their 1-year wedding anniversary on Sunday, each sharing photos and videos on Instagram from their special day.

Alongside their five-minute wedding video, Lane wrote, “Happy Anniversary @laurenlane I can’t believe it’s been a year!! Love you. Here’s to gettin old and grey together 😁.” Bushnell Lane also shared photos from the wedding day, including one of the former reality star’s father giving her away to Lane at the alter.



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“1 year 🤍🤍,” she captioned the sweet post.

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The couple tied the knot on October 25, 2019, in front of 160 family members and friends in an indoor “secret garden” ceremony in their hometown of Nashville.

Their wedding came less than one year after they went public as a couple. They started living together in March 2019, got engaged that June, and tied the knot four months later.



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While speaking to PEOPLE in April, Bushnell Lane opened up about the couple’s next milestones, saying, “Definitely family. We throw that one around a lot in terms of trying to plan it, I don’t know how much you could plan for that.”

“We practice a lot though,” she joked.

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Bushnell Lane explained that she “would love to start a family” in addition to her and Lane’s “little family,” which includes their beloved beagle-hound mix Cooper, whom they adopted in August 2019.

“In terms of future goals, to me, that’s my number one goal is having a family,” she added. “Career stuff is amazing and I feel very blessed, but I’ve always wanted to be a mom. I’m excited, that’s my number one most exciting next chapter.”

They also officially adopted their foster dog Chloe this summer.

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Lunisol Guzman was the head of her Newark household, with three children and a full-time job driving a bus.

Ismael Lugo Jr. was the father of two, retired from the Air Force and a longtime employee of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, where he managed a warehouse filled with case files. 

They met more than 10 years ago, through a mutual friend, and fell in love. There were shared family gatherings, several trips to the Caribbean — and, in recent years, a lifelong commitment to raising a little boy and girl whom Guzman had fostered and later adopted. 

The couple were married in August 2019, but they would never get the chance to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. Lugo died on April 11 at the age of 48 and his wife died less than a month later, on May 7, at age 50. She never knew he had died.

Now, her grown daughters are caring for the children —  Zavion, 4, and Jazzmyn, 2 — as their mother would have wanted.  

“We want to raise them together,’’ said Katherine, who lives in Elizabeth with Jazzmyn, while her sister lives with Zavion in Newark, about 10 minutes away.  “Maybe in the future we will get a two-family property.”

The adoptions weren’t a surprise for the couple’s family. After all, Guzman and Lugo loved children and were known to guide and help those in need.  

“His heart was too big for a lot of people, he cared a lot,’’ said his daughter, Nephetina Lugo, of Burlington. “And she cared a lot about her family. I didn’t have a mother figure while growing up, and she was probably the very first woman to show me what a mom was like.” 

Lugo was born in Brooklyn, the child of Puerto Rican parents with some Italian ancestry as well. He served as a lieutenant colonel of the Air Force Civil Air Patrol for more than two decades. He also was employed by the Prosecutor’s Office for 30 years.

Nephetina said he was a loving dad, whom she could always depend on when she needed him, even though they could clash at times. He also had a 13-year-old son, Giovanni. 

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Lugo was a model train builder who had a room in the house devoted to his trains, she said. He also enjoyed cooking and organizing get-togethers, where he served a mix of food representing his roots. Sometimes there would be arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas) and a side of pasta,

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard celebrate belated wedding anniversary

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Kristen Bell says her husband Dax Shepard is “doing really great” following his recent relapse after 16 years of sobriety.

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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are celebrating a milestone — a forgotten anniversary.

The “Frozen” star took to Instagram Monday and shared a cute selfie of her and her husband to commemorate their seventh wedding anniversary, albeit a few days late. 

“Well, it’s that time of year again. The anniversary of the day each year when we say to each other ‘wasn’t our anniversary last week at some point?’ ” Bell, captioned the post. “I love you, @daxshepard, and I always will.”

The couple, who got married in 2013, are notorious for forgetting details about their marriage. 

Last year, Bell confessed in an Instagram tribute to her husband that neither of them can remember their anniversary date, which they think happened “at some point last week.”

“We were reminded by family and friends that at some point last week, it was our 5 year wedding anniversary,” she wrote, captioning a photo of Shepard with his arm around her. “In truth, neither of us remember which day. Thats because we have been living the celebration of our commitment every moment since.”

Bell’s anniversary post comes almost a month after Shepard revealed he was recovering from a relapse after 16 years of sobriety. 

Shepard shared on the Sept. 25 episode of his “Armchair Expert” podcast in a no-holds-barred conversation that he had recently relapsed and wanted to be honest about his journey in order to help others who may be struggling with addiction.

In the episode, which was recorded Sept. 21, Shepard, who previously struggled with alcohol addiction and other drugs, explained he had previously taken prescription pain pills due to injuries from riding his motorcycle. But “for the last eight weeks maybe” he’d been “on them all day.”

Last week Bell said her husband was “doing really great.”

“Everybody’s up against their own demon,” Bell said on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” “Sometimes it’s anxiety and depression, sometimes it’s substance abuse. The thing I love most about Dax is… that he was able to tell me and tell us and say ‘we need a different plan.’ “

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Kristen Bell is commemorating a time when she and husband Dax Shepard forgot about their wedding anniversary.

In an Instagram post on Monday, the Good Place star, 40, celebrated their marriage milestone by joking about how they always seem to forget the actual date of their anniversary.

“Well, it’s that time of year again. The anniversary of the day each year when we say to each other ‘wasn’t our anniversary last week at some point?’ ” Bell wrote alongside a photo of herself cozied up next to Shepard, 45.

“I love you, @daxshepard, and I always will,” she continued in the caption.

The couple — who share daughters Delta, 5, and Lincoln, 7 — married on Oct. 17, 2013. However, as Bell previously noted, the two still have trouble remembering the specific date.

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“We were reminded by family and friends that at some point last week, it was our 5 year wedding anniversary. In truth, neither of us remember which day. Thats because we have been living the celebration of our commitment every moment since,” she wrote in last year’s tribute, before correcting herself in the comments section that she and Shepard have actually been married for six years.

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“I find when you are living with gratitude each moment, the dates become irrelevant,” Bell continued in the post. “To get to wake up next to someone who has put hard work, respectful fights, patience, understanding and gratitude into your relationship is the definition of love.”

“I will never remember the date of our anniversary @daxshepard, and i know you wont either. And thats just one more thing i love about us,” she added.

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In a second Instagram, the Veronica Mars alum posted a photo of the parents of two kissing after learning it was in fact their anniversary — as witnessed by their dog Frank.

“Here’s the morning we both got texts from grandma saying ‘happy anniversary!’ ” Bell wrote. “We were both on our way out the door but stopped for a quick hot and heavy make out sesh while Frank stood close like a creeper.”



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The couple, who began dating in 2007, previously spoke to PEOPLE about their decade-long relationship, sharing that their years together have been filled with ups and downs.

“We definitely had to work really hard at being a couple because we’re both incredibly, painfully stubborn, and we’re pretty much opposites,” Shepard said in March 2019.

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Karlie Kloss Shares Romantic Video Dancing with Joshua Kushner for Their 2nd Wedding Anniversary



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Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner are celebrating two years of wedded bliss.

On Sunday, the supermodel and Project Runway host marked her second anniversary with husband Kushner by sharing a romantic black-and-white video from the day of their wedding.

In the clip, Kloss, 28, and Kushner sway gently in the middle of the dance floor during their reception, participating in what seems to be their first dance to a live rendition of Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight.”

“I fall more in love with you every day ❤️,” Kloss wrote in her caption. “Happy 2nd anniversary @joshuakushner.”

Kushner, 35, posted his own tribute in the form of a photo featuring his wife amid a cloudy backdrop. He wrote, “Happy anniversary karlie. i pinch myself every day 😍.”

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Kloss and Kushner, an investor and businessman, exchanged vows on Oct. 18, 2018, during an intimate Jewish ceremony in upstate New York.

“The wedding was intimate and moving. The couple was beaming with happiness,” a friend who attended the ceremony told PEOPLE at the time.

The couple kept the wedding small with only 80 guests, but continued the wedding celebrations the following June with a star-studded party in Wyoming that included Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom and close friend Derek Blasberg in attendance.

Kushner and Kloss began dating in 2012 and announced their engagement in July 2018. Kushner’s older brother is Jared Kushner, husband to President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump; both Jared and Ivanka are senior White House aides.



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Kloss has been clear about her political views despite her ties to Trump, 74, and his family. Last month, the Kode with Klossy founder appeared at a Joe Biden campaign event focused on young people and STEAM, an expanded approach to teaching science, technology, engineering, art and math.



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On Monday afternoon, Kloss is hosting a grassroots event for the Democratic candidate for Governor of Missouri, Nicole Galloway, alongside fellow Missouri natives, Bravo’s Andy Cohen and Blasberg.

“It’s never been more important to flip states Blue — including my home state of Missouri,” Kloss wrote on Instagram. “@gallowayforgovernor is neck-and-neck with the GOP, and just about anything could tip the scales… so join me, @bravoandy and @derekblasberg in conversation with Nicole on Monday. Let’s elect our first EVER female governor of MO 💙.”

In 2019 Kloss told British Vogue that the scrutiny over the differences in her politics and family has been “hard,” explaining, “I choose to focus on the values

5 Gift-Giving Ideas for Your Paper Anniversary in 2020

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In celebration of each wedding anniversary, it’s traditional to give a gift made of a specific material. After one year of marital bliss, something made of “paper” is customary. Paper is fragile and represents the newness of your union, but it can also serve as a blank slate for you to write your own “happily ever after” story.

If you’re approaching your first anniversary and looking for a sentimental surprise, we’re here to help. With these thoughtful gift ideas, you can show your spouse just how much he or she means to you:

Photo Art

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Designer photo gifts are the perfect way to mark your first anniversary. A beautiful, framed print featuring you and your love will complement your existing décor and make you both smile. Perhaps you may want to use your favorite wedding photo or create a collage of special moments shared together. Black and white photos are timeless and elegant, while full-color ones will add a splash of personality to your walls. You can click here to find out more about it.

A Handwritten Letter

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A handwritten love letter will be adored as a keepsake paper gift that your loved one will cherish forever. With this being a personal gesture, the words you write, of course, should describe your feeling and love for him or her. For example, write a poem, list all the things you appreciate about him or her, or show your wit with a humorous quote.

Paper Flowers

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Flowers are always an appreciated anniversary gift, and for year one, you can make your own from paper! This is a fun way to be creative, and the results will last a lifetime. With just crepe paper or tissue paper, floral tape, embellishments, and scissors, you’ll be able to make a unique bouquet that’s worth remembering.

A Book

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Depending on your spouse’s interests, a book might very well serve as a perfect anniversary gift. It could be a bound blank journal, recipe book, gardening guide, biography, novel signed by the author or first edition print of their favorite childhood story. Consider including a romantic note inside the cover, so he or she will think of you every time they open it.

The 365 Note Jar

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Another homemade paper gift idea is the 365 jar. Find an inexpensive jar and label it with “365 reasons why I love you” and instructions to only pick out one piece per day. Write 365 notes describing why you love your partner and place them inside. Every morning your spouse will wake to a positive message, strengthening your bond as a couple. A 365 jar is both inexpensive and sweet!

A Customized Map

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Is there a city that means a lot to you and your spouse? You can get a customized map of the city you both met or a place that holds great significance for your partner. You can

Las Cruces couple celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary

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Kermit and Phyllis Schauer celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 16, 2020.

Kermit and Phyllis Schauer celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 16, 2020. (Photo: Courtesy)

LAS CRUCES – Kermit and Phyllis Schauer celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 16. They recently reminisced on their life together, from North Dakota to Las Cruces and many places in between.

Phyllis and Kermit each grew up on small farms in North Dakota. They met in school in Streeter, North Dakota, but they knew of each other before because the town was so small.

 “We started seeing each other during the Christmas break in 1950. After a basketball game, Kermit asked if he could take me home, and I went with him. And from that time on we were seeing each other, writing to each other,” Phyllis said. “Not always in the same town so it was difficult sometimes to see one another but, we wanted to be with each other so it kind of grew from there. “

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Kermit later went off to serve in the Korean War and Phyllis went to college. But while they were apart, they wrote letters to each other. The couple married in 1955 and had five children. They now have nine grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren with a fifth on the way.

Headed south

Curiosity seemed to be part of the intrigue of New Mexico. “I’m a Korean War veteran and a lot of the people I served with were from the Southwest. And so, I wanted to come down and see the place,” Kermit said.

Kermit and Phyllis Schauer celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 16, 2020. Pictured is the couple on their wedding day.

Kermit and Phyllis Schauer celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 16, 2020. Pictured is the couple on their wedding day. (Photo: Courtesy)

Gail Schauer, the couple’s daughter, said when her parents got here, her father told her he wished they had moved sooner.

She said the family used to pack up and go on trips all together. Phyllis said they have been to most of the states west of the Mississippi, and quite a few to the east. So, moving to New Mexico was not their first venture south of North Dakota.

“I remember that it was I think usually Christmas, we would pack up the whole family, my mom and dad and whether it was four or five kids, however many they had at the time, and we would travel,” Gail said. “When we lived in North Dakota, we would go it seemed like to me we kept going further south every Christmas. First it was South Dakota, then Nebraska, then Kansas and every Christmas we’d go a little further south. Until I remember one Christmas, we came all the way down to New Mexico and we had Christmas in New Mexico with no snow. The strangest thing ever.”

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Kermit worked as a certified public accountant (CPA) with his own accounting practice in North Dakota.