Brenau’s Post Office Manager Celebrates 50th Wedding Anniversary

Post Office Manager Vern Smedley and his wife Angie celebrate their 50th anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 23.

Smedely, who has worked at Brenau for 10 years, met his spouse while he was in the Marine Corps. He was introduced to her — fittingly enough — at a friend’s wedding.

A year after he ushered Angie down the aisle of her brother’s wedding, the two were married. Together, they raised two sons.

Smedley said he and his wife will spend their golden anniversary in Jacksonville, Florida.

His advice for couples who likewise seek a half-century of wedded bliss?

“Make sure the love stays strong,” he said, “and trust and respect each other.”