Roland and Arleen Larson of Flat Rock, N.C., and Dunedin celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with dinner at Carrabba's Italian Grill in Asheville, N.C.
The couple married Sept. 17, 1941, at the home of the bride's parents in Jacksonville, Iowa.
They came here in 1957 from Harlan, Iowa.
The couple operated a farm in Harlan before moving to Florida. Here, they became involved in real estate investments and owned several mobile home parks until retirement in 1987.
He is a member of the Madeira Beach Elks Lodge 1912, Seminole Lions Club and Clearwater Coin Club.
She is a member of DeMolays Mothers Club.
They attend Heritage Methodist Church, Clearwater.
When not working, the couple enjoy seeing America from their RV and traveling abroad.
The Larsons have a son, two granddaughters, and a great-granddaughter.
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In honor of their 60th wedding anniversary, Peter and Roberta Mangano of Clearwater dined with family at Cody's Roadhouse Grill, Clearwater.
The couple wed Sept. 29, 1951, in Dumont, N.J.
The Manganos came here in 1966 from River Edge, N.J.
A World War II Navy veteran, Peter Mangano served as crew chief for James Vincent Forrestal, U.S. Secretary of the Navy.
Post-war, he worked 15 years for Liquidometer Corporation, Long Island City, N.Y., and five years for General Electric in New Jersey and Florida.
He has been active in the manufacturing and marketing aspects of the marine business and is currently involved in the marketing of dental products.
She graduated from nursing school in New York and worked as a registered nurse. Locally, she is an eight-year kindergarten classroom volunteer at Plumb Elementary School, Clearwater.
He enjoys golfing.
She likes to sew and has created toys, quilts and clothing.
The couple have two sons and two granddaughters.