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William and Gloria Blanton of Locust Grove celebrated 70 years of marriage on Jan. 8. They met while in high school in Alexandria and were married in 1943. They lived in Alexandria; Atlanta, Ga.; Richmond; and Falls Church before moving to Locust Grove. They celebrated the anniversary in December at the Williamsburg Inn with their daughter and son-in-law, Norma Blanton Calvert and Richard John Calvert of Gaithersburg, Md., and their two grandchildren, John Blanton Calvert (23) and William Todd Calvert (19).