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Pearl couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary


A Pearl couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a drive-by party.James and Alfa Gilmore wanted to mark the milestone with friends and family. But to be safe, they asked them to drive-by Wednesday afternoon to share their congratulations and well wishes.The couple has called Pearl home since 1960. “The secret is to marry someone you love. When you have children, bring them up in the church. Give them everything. Teach them right,” Alfa Gilmore said.The Gilmores raised three boys, who they say, married wonderful wives.They said it’s been hard staying stuck in the house for a year because of the pandemic, but they’ve watched TV, played dominoes and sometimes they just look at each other.

A Pearl couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a drive-by party.

James and Alfa Gilmore wanted to mark the milestone with friends and family. But to be safe, they asked them to drive-by Wednesday afternoon to share their congratulations and well wishes.

The couple has called Pearl home since 1960.

“The secret is to marry someone you love. When you have children, bring them up in the church. Give them everything. Teach them right,” Alfa Gilmore said.

The Gilmores raised three boys, who they say, married wonderful wives.

They said it’s been hard staying stuck in the house for a year because of the pandemic, but they’ve watched TV, played dominoes and sometimes they just look at each other.

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