LONG BEACH - Dan and Carol Olsen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary along with about 130 friends and relatives at a buffet reception held at the Eagles Nest on Sept. 14. They were married Sept. 10, 1952.
Their son, Chris, his wife Cheryl and their children Olivia, Carly and Schuyler Daniel surprised the couple with a limo ride to and from the party.
Among the many friends and relatives in attendance were all five of Mr. Olsen's siblings, including: Cornilla Baker, Teena Goldman, Clark Olsen, Janet Marlow, and Janice Hanson. One sister of Mrs. Olsen's, Helene and husband Cleon Westrum of Albert Lea, Minn. were in attendance as well. And, Mrs. Olsen's matron of honor, Delores Suomela was also present.
The couple received recognition and greetings from President and Mrs. Bush.
The beautiful wedding cake was a particularly special treat since the couple didn't have one 50 years ago.
Music was provided by Susan Hall, who played guitar and sang songs of the 50s. Everyone enjoyed the sing-a-long and wonderful memories generated.