In 1956, the newly married Falens walked up the aisle in Winfield's First Methodist Church.
Carol and Darrell Falen, right, attended a Sadie Hawkins dance in Stillwater, Okla., where Carol was attending Oklahoma A&M University. The other couple in the photo also have been married for 50 years.
Carol and Darrell Falen, who recently moved into their new home in west Lawrence, have been married 50 years. They celebrated their anniversary last month by inviting their children and grandchildren to join them in Hawaii.
Carol and Darrell Falen stand with their son Steve on their recent 50th anniversary trip to Maui, Hawaii. The Falens invited their son's and daughter's families to join them in Maui to help celebrate the occasion. On the ground, clockwise from left: Cooper and Jeff Vincent, Diana Vincent, Susan Falen, Tanner Vincent and Zachary Falen.
In 1955 Darrell Fallen stands by a; Navy training plane in Pensacola, Florida during his four-year stint in the Navy.
Darrell got an early start in athletics. Growing up in Stafford he played both basketball and football.
The Falens posed for a photo before attending 1956 Easter services in Pensacola, Florida.
Carol and Darrell Falen, right, with their daughter Diana Vincent and her husband Jeff. The Vincents llive in Leesburg, Va.
Carol and Darrell Falen's grandchildren during their trip to Hawaii, left to right, Zachary Falen, Tanner Vincent and Cooper Vincent.
The Falens celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family in Maui. They flew their family to Maui to help them celebrate for a week. Seated at the anniversary dinner are, left to right: Zachary Falen, Susan Falen, Steve Falen, Carol Falen, Darrell Falen, Cooper Vinicent, Jeff Vincent, Diana Viincent and Tanner Vincent.
The Falen's son and daughter in law, Steve and Susan Falen. They live in Missoula, Montana.