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Tom & Linda Peterson

Tom & Linda Peterson

On October 14, Tom and Linda celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a small family gathering.

They met in 1965 while attending Peace Corps training and were married shortly after returning home from service in India.

The lived only one year in Warren, MN where Tom taught high school. Next they moved to Bemidji, where Tom had a graduate assistantship at BSU and Linda attended art classes. For the next 15 years they raised their three children; Hildy, Sunshine and Philip in Barnesville, MN where Tom taught school and Linda was a homemaker. Their next adventure started in 1984 when Tom and Linda purchased a motel in Bemidji, where, over the next 18 years it employed every family member, including foster daughter Jeannie.

Currently Tom and Linda are enjoying retirement, living in the woods near Bemidji and spend much of their free time with their grandchildren.