Walter and Ernestine (Kidder) Forest of Ayer celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Christmas Day 2014, at a small gathering of family and friends.

They were married on Dec. 25, 1949, at St. Mary’s Church in Ayer.

Walter, the son of Frank and Melinda Forest, grew up in Shirley and Ernestine (Tina), the daughter of Oren and Edna Kidder, grew up in Ayer. They met at Ayer High School and have been together ever since.

They have five children: Jo-Anne (Poirier), Bryan, Brandon, Bradley and Brett; 10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.