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This group of longtime friends recently gathered at the Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes to celebrate the fact that all of them have been married 50 years or more. They include Dave and Betty Lund, Dave and Carol Eckberg, Joey and Karsten Grundyson, Gary and Jean Krause, David and Susan Brainerd, Mark and Marlene Nielsen. Richard and Joyce Duffney were also a part of the gathering, but left before this photo was taken. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Valentine’s Day is celebration of commitment

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By Maxine Nielsen of Lake Park

Feb. 14, celebrated each year as St. Valentine’s Day, is quickly approaching.


It’s the day we express our love for classmates, family, special friends, and spouses.

We can choose to express this love with valentines, flowers, candy, jewelry, a special date night, phone call — whew!

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