Married on Thanksgiving Day, 11/25/48, in Bellingham, Jim and Alice will celebrate their anniversary with their family on Thanksgiving.
They graduated from Bellingham HS classes of 45' and 46' but met in San Francisco when Alice was on vacation and Jim a Navy Corpsman.
The Lafonds have lived at Neptune Beach (Ferndale) since Jim retired as Supt. of Schools in Napavine, WA. They were both deeply involved in school, community and church activities and never miss events with their seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
"Toasting, roasting, thanking and celebrating" will include daughters Jeanne (Bill) Carroll and Mary Lafond (Jim Sutter), all of Neptune Beach, Patricia Lafond (John Cleary) of Centralia, and Kathryn Lafond (George Brooks) of Bainbridge Island.