Edward and Elissa Sherman of Santa Ynez celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on 12/12/12.

They were married Dec. 12, 1953, in Wilkes-Barre, Penn.

The couple have three children, six grandchildren, two great-grandsons and a great-granddaughter on the way.

For their anniversary, their children surprised them with a limousine and dinner at Cold Springs Tavern then on to enjoy a concert by Jackie Evancho at the Granada Theater in Santa Barbara.