Ed and Mary Little of Los Alamos with their great-granddaughter. The Littles are celebrating 75 years of marriage Sunday. Courtesy photo
Ed and Mary Little of Los Alamos are celebrating their 75th anniversary Aug. 12.
The couple married in Austin, Texas where Ed was a pilot for the Army Air Corps at Bersgtrom Field during World War II. Mary, then 20, took the long train ride from their home in Greensboro, NC, to marry Ed. There were only two attendants at their wedding and after the ceremony the four of them celebrated at The Chicken Shack.
After the war, the Littles moved back to North Carolina where Ed earned his degree in physics from UNC-Chapel Hill. Mary helped put him through school by working at the IRS and other jobs.
They moved to Los Alamos in 1950 and have lived here ever since. They still live on Barranca Mesa in the house that they helped build in 1963. Ed worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory for his entire career. They joined First Baptist Church in Los Alamos when they arrived and have been active in the church their entire lives. They are still faithful members and attenders.
Their two children, Robert and Susan, were born in Los Alamos. They have two grandsons and a great-granddaughter.
In their more active days, Ed enjoyed singing in the church choir, hiking on trails around Los Alamos, playing golf, photography and genealogy. Mary enjoyed cooking, visiting with friends, and taking walks. At 98, Ed enjoys jigsaw and crossword puzzles. At 95, Mary still enjoys cooking, still bringing food to friends who are sick, and taking a walk almost daily.
Ed and Mary Little of Los Alamos on their wedding day 75 years ago. Courtesy photo