Foster & Ellen Courtney of Lynden are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on November 6th, 1959 in Bellingham. They are having an Open House Celebration on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at the VFW Hall, 7011 Hannegan Rd, Lynden from 1:00-5:00pm. Foster retired in 1990 from construction work. Foster was in the Army from 1950-1952, on the front lines in Korea for nine months. Foster & Ellen work together on the Family Farm. Their children are John & Karen of Lynden, Jill & Mike of Everson, Julie & Randy of Anchorage, and Jim & Christy of Lynden, along with eight grandchildren-Teresa, Johnny, Hannah, Jordan, Heather, Jeffery, Paige & Foster. They are planning a trip in January to Hawaii. Foster celebrated his 84th birthday on November 1st. No gifts please.