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Alberta & Calvin Lynch

Alberta and Calvin Lynch


50th Wedding Anniversary

Home: Pomona, California

Alberta is a respiratory therapist for Casa Colima Hospital. Calvin retired from the L.A. County Parks and Recreation where he worked in the camp’s probation department.

What have you learned about marriage?

To be patient and not hold a grudge, asserts Calvin. “Don’t forgive and remember— forgive and forget.”

What do you wish you knew before getting married?

“It is a learning process,” says Alberta. “There are books, but until you’ve lived it, it’s a day-by-day thing.”

What advice would you give young married couples?

“Talk to each other before saying,‘We don’t want to do this anymore,’” Mrs. Lynch advises. “Try to work it out; do your best to stay put.”

He knew he was in love when…

He first met her. It was right away.

She knew she was in love when…

The first time they met.

In 10 years we will…

We hope we’re alive and in good health.

Before the groom got married, he wishes someone had told him...

That we would be married this long.

Before the bride got married, she wishes someone had told her

About all of the challenges you have to face, just everyday life.

Our favorite activity to do together is…

Going to church and traveling.

Our nicknames for each other are…

“Sweetheart” for him because he’s so sweet and “Al” for her because it’s short for Alberta.

Our favorite place to spend time together is…

At home with each other.

Our song is…

“Wind Beneath My Wings” and “I’m Still Here.”

Our perfect date night is…

Watching movies and eating popcorn or going to the movies and dinner.