Bernard and Margaret Carpenter will celebrate their 70th anniversary.

They were married on Aug. 11, 1947, in Marietta.

They have spent most of their married life in the home they built together in Veto, Ohio.

They have three children, Penny (John) Hall of Veto, Mary (Jean) Yost of Barlow and Bernard Eugene of Veto.

They have seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

They plan to celebrate with their large family and a few friends on Aug. 14.