Ralph and Verna Clapp, of Lodi, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on May 8.
They were married May 8, 1936, in Springfield, Ill. They started dating in high school in El Paso, Ill. They moved to Denver, Colo., after being married where Ralph was stationed during WWII before being sent overseas. After he returned, the couple did things such as run a chicken farm and own a funeral home.