HERB AND RUTH MESSENGER celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary on Sept. 27 at Shard Villa in Salisbury. The two were married Sept. 27, 1944, in Bloomfield, Conn., where they raised four children. They moved to New Haven, Vt., in 1975. Herb raised heifers, was secretary/treasurer of the Independent Dairymen’s Association and was on the Milk Advertising Board. Ruth volunteered for such organizations as the Hannaford Career Center and Sheldon Museum. Herb now resides with his daughter Lucy DeBisschop in Weybridge but frequently visits Ruth at Shard Villa, where she has lived for the past five years.