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Published Jun. 15, 1993
Updated Oct. 9, 2005

The Grindleys

John and Ann Grindley of Hudson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 2 at a dinner party at Oxford Street Restaurant in Bossier City, La.

The event was hosted by their son John and his wife Nancy and grandchildren Gayle and John.

The couple married April 2, 1943, in the Presbyterian Church of Stevenston, Scotland.

He served in the British Merchant Marine and came to the United States in March 1952. They lived in Staten Island, N.Y., before moving to Hudson in 1981.

He was a transit worker in subway maintenance for New York City. She was a cook in a day nursery in Staten Island.

She is a member of the Daughters of Scotia and he is a member of the Men's Club. They attend St. Mark's Presbyterian Church. They enjoy traveling and he likes to garden.

The Spoonsters

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Mabel and Robert Spoonster of Seven Springs Golf and Country Club celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Palm Sunday, April 4, when they renewed their wedding vows after the 11:30 a.m. mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church of New Port Richey with the Rev. Thomas Earner officiating.

A reception followed at Seven Springs Golf and Country Club with 130 guests attending. At the reception, Earner gave a special blessing and had them renew their vows again for friends who did not attend the morning mass. There was a buffet and dancing to the music of Sugar and Spice.

Among the guests were their daughter Linda Schwartz and her daughter Lorraine of Pawcatuck, Conn., daughter Patricia Simpson and daughter Heather and son Sean from Medina, Ohio, and daughter Janet from Akron, Ohio. His sister, Gertrude Young, and her husband Henry came from Fort Myers. Also attending were friends from Wadsworth, Ohio, where the Spoonsters lived. They are Mr. and Mrs. Harold Beckely and Ruth Beckely, who now lives in Holiday.

Spoonster retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Wadsworth and Mrs. Spoonster retired as a secretary from BF Goodrich Co. of Akron. They moved to Florida in 1981. Their hobbies are playing golf and dancing at Tarpon Springs Moose Lodge where they are members.

In addition to their three daughters, they have two sons, Timothy and Terrance, who live in Ohio. They have eight grandchildren.

Their children are planning a celebration with family in friends in the summer in Ohio.

Are you having a 50th wedding anniversary or more? Contact Carolyn Hopkins, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668. For information in most of West Pasco, call (813) 869-6231. From Holiday, call (813) 842-9465. Elsewhere, call (800) 333-7505.