October 30, 2004

The Norfords

The children of Ronald and Janet Norford of Hagerstown presented them with a surprise luncheon and scrapbook overview of their life together Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary. The Norfords' children, Debra, Susan and David, and their spouses and children were all in attendance.

The Norfords were married Sept. 25, 1954, by the Rev. L. Boyd Hamm at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hagerstown.

Mrs. Norford is the daughter of the late Charles M. and Naomi F. Kimmel. She retired from Washington County Hospital in January.

Mr. Norford is the son of the late Clarence F. and Dorothy P. Norford. He retired from the Maryland State Police in 1982 and Washington County Sheriff's Department in 1994.


The Norfords have three children and three grandchildren.

The Swords

Rick and Rita Sword of Salem Point Road, Hagerstown, were surprised Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at a celebration of their 25th wedding anniversary at the North American Rod & Gun Club, Belvedere Road, Hagerstown.

The event was hosted by their children, Tasha Walls, Jennie Ricker and Zach Sword, all of Hagerstown. Family, friends and the Swords' grandchildren attended the celebration.

The Swords were married Oct. 20, 1979.

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