Odell Kennedy Sr. and Linda H. Kennedy of Columbia recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Feb. 17, 1968, at Bethlehem Baptist Church.
Their children are Odell (Carmen) Kennedy Jr. and Jennifer (Bryant) Dukes, both of Columbia. They have four grandchildren: Avery, Odell III, David, and Justice.
In their own words
Q: How did you meet?
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A: We were high school sweethearts.
Q: What was your favorite part of your wedding day?
A: My favorite part of our wedding day was watching my bride come down the aisle and celebrating with family during the reception.
Q: What do you wish you’d known your first year of marriage?
A: I wish we would have known more about financial planning as young couple.
Q: Tell us about a favorite moment in your marriage.
A: One of our most memorable moments was our trip to Maui in celebration of our retirement. It was the honeymoon we never had.