In 1939, the Oscar for best motion picture went to Gone With the Wind, the cost of a new car was approximately $700.00 and a U.S. postage stamp was 3 cents. Though there have been many changes over the last 78 years, some things stay tried and true – like love and loyalty.

On Friday, December 22, 2017 at 1:30 PM, the residents of Chesterwood Village, 8073 Tylersville Road, West Chester, Ohio 45069, invite you to an anniversary party celebrating 78 years of wedded bliss between Fielding and Marion Lee.

The Lees met in Chicago, Illinois, where both worked at the Ideal Greeting Card Company. Their first date was a trip to the Riverside Amusement Park, culminating with a kiss in the Tunnel of Love! Their favorite pastime was dancing at Chicago ballrooms like the Trianon and Aragon, expensive and extravagant dance halls where a night of dancing would cost them 25 cents!

Patrons could find romance dancing to the sound of some of the day’s best bands – including Benny Goodman, Glen Miller and the Daisey Brothers. They married December 22, 1939 at St. John Berchman church in Chicago.

Fielding was drafted into the Navy in 1943 where he served in 8 major battles and received 10 battle stars. At that time, Marion went to work for the Army Corp of Engineers and served as secretary to Brigadier General Leslie Groves, Jr. who was instrumental in the Manhattan Project.  


Fielding, aged 99, and Marion, 98, have
three children, four grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren.