BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY: Marianne and Glenn Brooker in June of 1952. (Provided)

Eight children, 26 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, first cousins in from Alaska, Arizona, Georgia and Wisconsin — about 120 family and close friends celebrated the 70th wedding anniversary of Glenn and Marianne Brooker, longtime Oak Park residents, yesterday at Ascension Church and the Oak Park Country Club.

Less than .1% of couples make it that far and probably only a portion of those who do still have their wits about them and live on their own as my folks are. 

The actual wedding date was June 14, 1952.

Tom Brooker
Oak Park

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