Guy and Irene McCardle , of Burnham, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary the day after Christmas with a catered family dinner in their home.
They were married Dec.26, 1942 in Winchester, Va.
They have three children: Gyke McCardle and wife, Margie, of Burnham; Peggy McCardle and husband, Michael Omara of Annapolis, Md.; and Harv and wife, Jennie, of Lewistown.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy McCardle ... now
Mr. and Mrs. Guy McCardle ... then
They have six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
After serving in England as a B-17 gunner for 25 missions during WWII, earning an Air Medal and three Oak Leaf Clusters, Guy became a self-employed businessman in Burnham. He established and was head of McCardle Motors, a Lincoln, Mercury and Saab dealership, for 33 years, and The Dairy Belle, an ice cream business that served the community for 15 years.
Irene was involved in running those businesses for many of those years, as well a mother and housewife.
They have lived in Burnham since the end of the war, wintering each of their last 25 years in Palm Harbor, Fla.
They attribute their long-lived time together to staying active and always looking ahead with loving respect for each other.