SUN PHOTO BY MARY AUENSON
Maria and Clayton Raynes of La Casa mobile home park are the guests of honor today at a 70th wedding anniversary celebration, to be attended by family and friends from around the country. The 93-year-old couple hold their wedding picture, taken March 17, 1943, during World War II, when they were both 22.
Seventy years ago today, Marie and Clayton Raynes of La Casa mobile home park in North Port were married in a small church ceremony in Scottsbluff, Neb., by a minister named Love.
It was March 17, 1943 — the middle of World War II. Clayton was in the Army’s Aviation Cadet Program learning to become a bombardier on a B-17 “Flying Fortress” four-engine bomber. Marie would return to her Columbus, Ohio, home and work as a secretary until her husband came marching home.
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