Emil and Joan Baijot - 55 years! Emil and Joan were married August 30, 1958 in Seattle, WA. They have four wonderful children, daughters Lianna (Steve), Laura (Murphy), Kara (Mark) and son Josh (Jolene), and grandchildren Kiah, Eli, Taylor, Jake, Dillon, Mya and a recent delight Kenna. On August 30, the couple celebrated with the family at a gathering at the Bellwether Hotel terrace. Their secret to a long marriage is to remain active. Joan is the managing partner in a large daycare, and Emil is administrator and editor for an international non-profit.