Richard and Julie Bailey

Richard and Julie Bailey will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner on Dec. 1. They were married on Dec. 1, 1969, at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii. Richard is now retired from 40 years with Friese Hide and Tallow of Ferndale and Julie is retired from teaching water aerobics at the Lynden YMCA. Their children are: Lisa of Lynden, and twins Jake of Ferndale and Adam of Seattle; plus six grandchildren. They attribute their lasting marriage to keeping a sense of humor.