Patricia and James Ameling of Wheaton marked 50 years of marriage Nov. 26.
The couple married in Merchantville, N.J., in 1960. They honeymooned in Bermuda, where they have returned to celebrate both their 25th and 50th wedding anniversaries.
The couple moved to Maryland in 1962 for Jim's work in the computer field. They then spent four years living in the Netherlands before returning to Wheaton in 1970.
The couple have two daughters and five grandchildren. They remain active volunteers in their retirement.