Robert and Sharon Thompson of La Crescenta celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club.

The hosts were Marceil Coor-Pender, a longtime friend, and Robert's brother Stan Thompson and his fiancée, Eileen Eberhardt.

A luncheon with a special menu was served in the Garden Room of the Country Club.

Rob and Sharon were childhood sweethearts having met in the eighth grade at Wilson Junior High School in Glendale. The couple were married in 1960. They have two daughters, Joyce and Robin, and four grandsons.

They have resided in La Crescenta for the last 47 years. Guests included their daughter Joyce Nalezny, her husband ,Franz IV, and grandsons Franz V and Josef from Coto De Caza. Sharon's sisters attending were Peggy Eck and Barbara St. John from the state of Washington, Florence Hansen and husband Jerry from Anaheim, and Glenda Burt with husband Chris and daughter Julie from Altadena.

Sharon's cousins Gail and Wanda Miller and Glenn and Chiri Miller both from Cheney, Kan., were there, along with Gaye Lauritzen from Roseville, Calif. Rob's cousin Jim Sawyer from Wildwood, Mo., also attended. The others guests were from the surrounding Southern California area. A golden anniversary poem was read by Sharon, followed by Rob reminiscing over the history of his family.

Rob's family has a longtime history in the city of Glendale. His grandfather, Joseph S. Thompson was on the City Council in the early 1900s and was also mayor. Recollections and stories of the past 50 years were also shared by the guests. A cake was prepared by Porto's Bakery.

Rob and Sharon are planning a trip to Carmel in the fall, where they honeymooned 50 years ago. An informal gathering with a potluck dinner was held the day after the party at their home in La Crescenta for more sharing and photo opportunities for all the relatives and friends still in the city.

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