Jimmie and Mary Harris of Boyd celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 12, 2013.
Jimmie Harris married the former Mary Payne April 12, 1963, at Northside Assembly of God Church in Fort Worth.
The couple met when the groom was moving in across the street from the bride on South Adams Street in Fort Worth and he went to retrieve the golf clubs his mother mistakenly left at her house.
After marriage, the couple moved to Little Rock, Ark., while Jim served in the Air Force. They soon returned to the Fort Worth area and eventually moved south of Boyd to raise their sons – Darrell Harris of Boyd, Randy Harris of Springtown and Mark Harris of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
After raising the boys, they fostered three girls – Naomi of Mississippi, Nina of Azle and Nikki of Montana. The couple now enjoys spending time with their two grandchildren – Tiffani Harris of San Antonio and Brooke Harris of Springtown. The couple also has one great-grandchild.
Jimmie graduated from Texas Wesleyan College and worked as chemist and general manager for Fort Worth Grain Exchange Inspection Service. He enjoys playing golf, fishing, working around the house and building remote control helicopters.
Mary graduated from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing, and although she’s officially retired from All Saint’s Episcopal Hospital, she continues to serve patients part-time providing in-home nursing care. She’s played piano accordion and piano at several churches in the greater Fort Worth area, and she enjoys reading and traveling.