Raleigh and Magdalene (Maggie) Buchanan of Franklin will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 25, 2011. To celebrate their Golden Anniversary, a reception will be held in their honor on June 18, at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of lotla Baptist Church in Franklin. All friends and family are invited to attend. Raleigh and Maggie have asked for no gifts, but that of your presence and to be with them as they celebrate their special day.
The high school sweethearts, became engaged on Maggie’s graduation night. A year later, June 25, 1961, they were married by the late Rev. C.T. Taylor in his home. After only a few short days of marriage, Raleigh was called to serve in the U.S. Army, July 10. Maggie traveled alone for the first time on a train to join Raleigh after he was stationed in Fort Riley, Kansas. There they met life-long family friends, the late Katie and Harold Quick, also from North Carolina. Their friendship was immediate, yet lasting as it still continues today through the Quicks’ sons and grandchildren.