One of her
friends asked Harold
, then 29, to drive them home.
It turned out that Harold
was more interested in Ann.
finally threw caution to the wind and called Ann.
After Ann returned from her Christmas vacation visiting family in Fayetteville, Harold
called and asked her out again.
"My mother and grandmother took to her
Ann laughed as she
recalled another date at the Plantation Supper Club
almost got stranded because of snow."I panicked when the owner announced we could stay at the hotel next door," she
A romantic at heart, Harold
proposed to Ann at the church where they first met.
Ann and Harold
were married October 22, 1955, at Hay Street Methodist Church
in Fayetteville, the church in which Ann was raised.
Ann, 69, and Harold
, 79, celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today with a rededication service at their church.
"Every day is a happy memory with her
worked for his
father's company, which specialized in custom-made tailored shirts, for 15 years before going to work for O. Henry Inc.
, the company from which he
retired in 1993 after 26 years.A Guilford College graduate, Harold has been the public address announcer for Guilford College football and basketball since 1974.He
also has been active in the Jaycees and Kiwanis and works 20 hours a week as the outreach coordinator for Second Harvest Food Bank
was and is the best mom in the world, she
was a caretaker to both her
parents and my parents, and she
sets examples," Harold