Charles and Sharlene Smith -- 50 years

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Charles and Sharlene (Bartley) Smith welcomed a host of friends, family, and former racing and business associates to their home in Pleasant Hill, Mo., the afternoon of April 15, 2012, in recognition of their 50th wedding anniversary.

Guests enjoyed the bountiful buffet. The traditional golden wedding theme was displayed by mementoes, photographs, and albums of the honorees 50 years of marriage, business and racing associations.

The honorees presided at the gift table, opening their gifts and many greetings from those present and far away. They received phone calls from Oregon, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas, and Massachusetts, and several floral arrangements.

Before cutting the cakes, Sharlene welcomed their guests and gave a brief history of their courtship, marriage and family, with special recognition of their mothers, Allene Duzan and Gerry Smith. Those present of the original wedding party were matron of honor Dixie Lee West Vodry, bridesmaid Mary Cope Smith, the mothers, and Allan Smith.