Married to "the guy next door" on Sunday, July 7, 1963, Howard "Howie" and Rose Alboum will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, 50 years to the day, on Sunday, July 7, 2013. Howard graduated from Weequahic High School in Newark, N.J., in 1959 and Paterson State College in 1963, Rose graduated from Hillside High School in 1958 and Montclair State College in 1962, both pursuing careers in education. Their marriage produced four children, sons, Todd and Corey, daughters, Jennifer and Miranda, and nine grandchildren. Retiring to their home in West Halifax in 1996, they embarked on new careers that enriched their lives. They will be celebrating the day with a party for family and friends.