Geraldine (Sherber) and Eugene Lockard of Salem recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary at their son, Brian's home in Danville, N.H.
Their children include a son, the late Robert Lockard, Brian Lockard and his wife Julie of Danville, N.H., Darren Lockard of Salem, Andrew Lockard and his wife Doreen of Hamilton; and a daughter, Dinah, wife of Salvatore Metta of Peabody. There are nine grandchildren.
Geraldine is a native of Nahant. She is retired and is a member of Grace Church in Salem and helps feeds the homeless at the Salem Mission.
Eugene is a native of Salem. He is retired from the Salem Beverly Water Board and is also a member of Grace Church in Salem.
The Lockard's met at the Nahant Rollerskating Rink back in the '50s.
Their secret to a happy marriage is being honest and communicating with each other. They enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.