A wedding ceremony performed by Rev. Luther Love of Ash Flat, Jan. 13, 1940, united Alfred Edwin Rogers and Mattie Mae Layne in marriage, Jan. 13, 2010, they will celebrate 70 happy years together.
Alfred and Mattie are blessed with a large wonderful family, 50 and counting. Thanks to the "Keeper of the Stars," their three children are Montez Rogers, Dolly and Rex Nicholson and Garry and Ruth Rogers all of Ash Flat; eight grandchildren and six spouses; 19 great-grandchildren with four spouses and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Alfred and Mattie have moved only one time, from their farm to their present home, 24 S. Ash Flat Drive in 39-1/2 years.
Alred's parents were Dixie and Sarah Ann Estes Rogers. Mattie's parents were Hubert and Martha Hoaney Layne.