Bob and Pat Wingate of Carpinteria celebrated 50 years of marriage at The Ranch House in Ojai. The couple was married on Nov. 8, 1969, at First Baptist Church in Oak View, California, and moved to Carpinteria in 1986. The Wingates have two daughters, Lanell Wingate and Jen Kelly, a son-in-law Shawn Kelly, and a grandson, Elijah Kelly.
“It seemed to go by very fast, but it’s been very good,” said Pat, reflecting on 50 years of marriage. “We have a lot of love in our family and caring for each other.”
For anniversary presents, Pat knitted Bob a pair of wool socks, and Bob wrote Pat a song that he played for her on his guitar.