Jim and Ida Parks of Shady Cove celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 15.
Jim Parks married Guida M.A. deSilva on March 15, 1958, in the town of Praia Da Vitoria, Terceira, Portugal.
They met after a fiesta in June of 1957 on the Azore Island Terceira, Portugal.
After their marriage, they returned to Shady Cove, where Jim had spent most of his youth.
They have two children, Debby Warner and John Parks. They also have two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.