Mr. and Mrs. D. Afon Strickland of Blythewood celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on a Caribbean cruise with their children this past summer. On October 19, 2002, they were given a dinner in their honor by their children. The Stricklands were married October 22, 1952, in Blaney.
Mr. Strickland is a retired sales representative from Bagnal Builders. Mrs. Strickland is retired from Providence Hospital, Medical Records Department. They have two daughters, Yvonne Zweimiller of Blythewood and Marie Lail of Greenville, and four grandchildren.