Ralph L. an d Edna A. (Collins) Carlson of Claremore recently celebrated a milestone — 50 years of marriage.

They were married May 27, 1956 in West Monroe, La. by Pastor Phil Johnson. Johnson now lives in Claremore and officiated the renewal of their wedding vows in honor of the occasion.

The Carlsons moved to Claremore in 1979. Their children are Anita Sallman of Claremore; Susan and Bill Jenkins of Claremore; Ellen Jobe of Houston, Texas; Randy and Tamra Carlson of Claremore, and the late Brian Carlson and wife Lisa of Redding, Pa.

They have 23 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.