The Martins have 22 grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Brooks of Falling Waters, W.Va., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Oct. 19, 1997, at the Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall in Hagerstown.
The celebration was hosted by their children and spouses, Daniel and Lisa Brooks, Karen Hansen of Nashville, Tenn., Lutricia and Dean Whitlow of Indiana. More than 50 friends and relatives from Pennsylvania and Tennessee attended.
The Brooks were married Oct. 19, 1947, at the Fatherland Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nashville.
Mrs. Brooks is the former Irma O'Kain, daughter of the late Louise Fox and William O'Kain. She is employed by the Review and Herald Publishing Association in Hagerstown.
Mr. Brooks retired from the Review and Herald Publishing Association with 40 years of service.
The Brooks have six grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Long celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a surprise celebration on Sunday, Dec. 28, 1997, at the Boonsboro American Legion.
The celebration was hosted by their son and spouse, Howard W. and Carol Long and grandson Mike.
The Long's were married on Dec. 24, 1947, by the late Rev. Walter S. Fishel at the Boonsboro Christian Church.
Mrs. Long is the former Leona Snooks Potts, daughter of the late James and Gleadith Potts of Shepherdstown, W.Va. She is a homemaker.
Mr. Long retired in 1982 from the Maryland Department of Transportation as a material engineer, after 31 years of service. He also retired in 1998 from the Boonsboro Post Office as a letter carrier, after 11 years of service.
They have one grandson.
Mr. and Mrs. George E. Dahlhamer celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997, at the Airport Inn in Hagerstown.
The celebration was hosted by Drista Stultz, one of the couple's three children. Chrysen Mumma and her husband, Donald, traveled from San Antonio, Texas, and Blynn and Terry Wilson traveled from Nome, Alaska to attend.
The Dahlhamers were married on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1947, at First Brethren Church, by the late Rev. Norman Leatherman.
Marie Dahlhamer is the daughter of the late Roscoe and Clara Pearl Ahalt. She was employed by Pangborn, The Morning Herald with 14 years of service and Fairchild Hiller in Hagerstown and Germantown. She retired in 1995 as manager of Antique Crossroads in Hagerstown. She is still involved with antiques, along with her husband.
Mr. Dahlhamer is the son of the late Lloyd and Mary Kershner Dahlhamer. He served in the Navy and he retired in 1984 from Columbia Gas as a marketing representative after 37 1/2 years of service.
The Dahlhamers have four grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Gaver of State Line, Pa., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, Dec. 11, 1997, at the Copper Kettle in Chambersburg.
The celebration was hosted by their daughter, Cela Baker of State Line, their son Michael and daughter-in-law Candy Gaver of Greencastle, Pa.
The Gaver's were married Dec. 24, 1947, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Smithsburg.
Mrs. Gaver is the former Betty Hoffman. She retired in 1991 from Washington County Hospital.
Mr. Gaver retired from The Blake Company as a construction superintendent.
The Gaver's have three grandchildren and one great grandchild.