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Photos: Boston couples celebrate 50 years (or more)

Ellen and Curtis Jordan, married 58 years, toasted one another at the annual Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston on Tuesday.
Ellen and Curtis Jordan, married 58 years, toasted one another at the annual Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston on Tuesday.(John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)

The annual Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration, which celebrates Boston couples married for 50 years or longer, was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston on Tuesday. This was the 40th year of the event.

Dora Vaughn fixed her husband, Randy's hair as the couple from Dorchester, married for 58 years, waited to get their photograph taken.
Dora Vaughn fixed her husband, Randy's hair as the couple from Dorchester, married for 58 years, waited to get their photograph taken.(John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Marchelle Raynor of Roxbury (left) said her husband of 51 years, James, liked to talk more than dance. She asked Mary Ann Longo of the North End to dance. Longo is married for 52 years to her husband, Richard. The two never met before until the annual Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration. Their husbands sat at a table and chatted while the pair danced.
Marchelle Raynor of Roxbury (left) said her husband of 51 years, James, liked to talk more than dance. She asked Mary Ann Longo of the North End to dance. Longo is married for 52 years to her husband, Richard. The two never met before until the annual Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration. Their husbands sat at a table and chatted while the pair danced.(John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Ginsong Shu (left) and her husband Quixuang Wang, married 51 years, had their photo taken by a friend at their table.
Ginsong Shu (left) and her husband Quixuang Wang, married 51 years, had their photo taken by a friend at their table.(John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Jian Guan (left) and her husband of 58 years, Shi, interlocked their arms as they toasted one another at the annual Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration.
Jian Guan (left) and her husband of 58 years, Shi, interlocked their arms as they toasted one another at the annual Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration.(John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Couple danced near the anniversary cake at the annual Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration.
Couple danced near the anniversary cake at the annual Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration.(John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)

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