65TH ANNIVERSARY: Lee and Mary Aikins
Lee and Mary Aikins celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in July.
They have seven children: Shirley Martin, Delores Craig, Patricia Hooks, Karen Coulter, Ronald Aikins, Mary Ann Ruff, and Donald Aikins (deceased).
Ten grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren complete the family with one great-great-grandchild on the way.
Lee and Mary were the owners of Aikins Market and Aikins Hardware in Elderton for several years. Since their retirement, they have resided half the year in Florida and half the year in Pennsylvania.
They enjoy traveling, shuffleboard, board games and cards, music, socializing and yard work. The family says Mary still makes the best pies, raisin-filled cookies, potato salad and baked beans anyone has ever tasted.