Jack and Marilu Giddens were married Oct. 6, 1940, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
After serving in the Navy for four years during World War II, the couple returned to West Palm Beach where Jack became an air traffic controller at Palm Beach International Airport where he retired after 32 years. They moved to Franklin in 1984 and they say they just love it here.”
The couple has three children, Cheryl Schrock of Franklin, Paulette Hunt of Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., and Jack A. Giddens of Richmond Hill, Ga.
The Giddens have nine grandchildren and nine great grandchidlren. Jack is 98 years old and Marilu is 96.
As Marilu always says: “We have been truly blessed.” A 10th great grandchild is expected in December.