MOUNT DESERT — Robert and Ruth Mitchell enjoy the Neighborhood House Summer Gala and Silent Auction in July. Celebrating their 63rd wedding anniversary this September, they are frequently seen dancing, at home or out enjoying dinner and a band.
Robert and Ruth, longtime supporters of the Neighborhood House, are summer residents of Pretty Marsh. Ruth grew up in Northeast Harbor and is a descendent of the Bartletts of Bartlett Island. They were married by Reverend Simington at the Congregational Church in Ellsworth Sept. 16, 1951. When asked the “secret” to accomplishing such a feat, Ruth said “Robert is retired military, we traveled all over the world, everyone has problems but I would not have traded my life for anything else”