Clousers celebrate 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Clouser ... now
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Clouser ... then

Friends and family gathered Oct. 16, 2016, to celebrate Earl and Diana Clouser’s 50th anniversary at Cora’s Creekside Tavern.

Earl and Diana met in the summer of 1966. He was working part time in a gas station on the New Jersey Turnpike while stationed at McGuire Air Force Base. She was waitressing at the Howard Johnson’s next to the gas station. The young airman came into the restaurant for dinner one day, and she was at the take-out counter scooping out a special order of ice cream for a dining room customer.

That initial conversation included sharing about their cars. He had a ’63 Chevy Impala convertible, and she had just bought a ’64 1/2 Ford Mustang convertible. They walked down the aisle on Oct. 22, 1966, at a church in Trenton, New Jersey.

The life they share includes three children: Brenda Fike, East Waterford, Richard Clouser, Burnham, and Connie Kennedy, York. They have six grandchildren and one great-grandchild (and one on the way, expected in March).