The couples figured out they shared the same anniversary through their church. The church keeps a flower chart where families sign up to put flowers in the sanctuary. Years ago, Marge called Chris who had signed up for Aug. 23. She asked if that date was a special occasion because Marge wanted to put the flowers in the church that day. From then on, the couples placed the flowers together.
The Croziers, who met on a blind date, married in Jefferson, Iowa. They came to Marietta for work. Keith works part-time for Pugmire Lincoln in sales. They have three grown sons, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The Carlsons married in Omaha, Neb. Christine, who is from northern Michigan, went to work in a clinic in Ernie’s home state of Nebraksa. Forty years ago after several moves, American Can Company transferred the couple to Georgia where Ernie was a purchaser at the time. He later retired from Cobb County’s purchasing department The couple has three daughters, all born in different states — Nebraska, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
The ladies agree the secret to their long marriages is communication, commitment and sticking to it.
On Sept. 7, the 1969 class of Wheeler High School is hosting a multi-year reunion/picnic at the Riverside Day Use Area on Lake Alatoona, just off Highway 41, south of Cartersville. All members of the classes of 1967-73 are invited to attend.
The event starts at 10 a.m. Lunch will be catered by Williamson Brothers BBQ at 12:30 p.m. followed by visiting with friends from high school days and their families through 8 p.m. Cost is $25 per couple and $15 for individuals. Those attending are asked to bring a dessert and their own beverages.
For more details, visit the Wheeler69.com.
Fashion spotlight of the week: In a hot pink jacket and skirt and carrying a striped pink Kate Spade bag — Janet Jones King of Marietta — packed with personality.
Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at email@example.com. Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.