On this most significant and emotionally charged of government holidays they don't let us take at Gawker Media, let us not forget that fifty years ago the romance of Nicole Richie and Joel Madden might have been more like that of Lawrence and Lena Nelson, who were legally barred from marrying one another in their home state of Missouri until 13 years after they met, on the job at a VA Hospital, in 1956. The couple celebrates their 50th anniversary this year. [AZ Central]