Shirley and Charles Kunkle celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 3.
The couple met when he was 15 and she was 12.
Mr. Kunkle served as a Marine in Vietnam. When he came home he joined the Philadelphia Fire Department, where he served for 26 years.
The couple moved to Florida in 1997. Mrs. Kunkle was employed at Winn-Dixie for 13 years.
The Kunkles will celebrate their Golden Anniversary in February in Philadelphia with their three children Joanne and Mike Binney, Charles and Debra Kunkle and Gregory Kunkle, along with their eight grandchildren.