A SPECIAL congratulations to Albert and Marie Elliott on the occasion of their 61st wedding anniversary this month. The Elliotts have lived in the same house in Linthicum Heights for 42 years and raised two sons, James and Paul, there.
Their older son, James, relates an amusing story his parents tell about their wedding ceremony in a parsonage in Brooklyn. The )) city-county line ran through the room in which they were to be married. Albert Elliott had a city wedding license so the minister moved the couple to the part of the room within the city limits.
The Elliotts were born in Baltimore City and raised in the South Baltimore/Brooklyn areas. James said his father worked for a short time for the Social Security Administration and Green Mount Cemetery. He always wanted to be a blacksmith and found a job at Eastern Rolling Mills as a blacksmith helper and moved up to become assistant to the vice president in charge of design and engineering.
'He is one of the most self-made men I know," James Elliott said.
His father took drafting and drawing courses at Maryland Institute, College of Art and earned a master machinist license. Then he took correspondence courses to earn a mechanical engineer's license.
Albert Elliott, 82, is a wonderful woodworker and especially enjoys carving wildlife figures. Marie Elliott, 78, is an accomplished vocalist and a member of the West Traveling Choir. She's a great cook and teaches sign language. The couple have been members of Arlington Baptist Church for 30 years.
L They have seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A flea market will be held Saturday at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane. The market will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Tables rent for $12.50.
Western line and partner dance lessons will be given from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays, beginning this week, at St. John Lutheran Church. Dick Benjes of the Dancin' Cowpokes is the instructor for the six-week course. The cost is $5 a lesson. Proceeds will benefit the church building fund.
Information: 410-859-4433 or 410-859-0020.
Lions Club 'Work day'
The Linthicum Lions Club is participating in "Work Day at Camp Merrick" on Saturday. Club members and volunteers will spend the day at the site cleaning and readying it for summer programs. The 320-acre summer camp for the hearing-impaired and visually impaired is on the Potomac River in Charles County. About 1,500 children attend each summer, enjoying swimming, canoeing, nature and arts and crafts. The Linthicum Lions have allocated funds to send a hearing-impaired child to Camp Merrick for a week.
To volunteer Saturday, call John Watkins at 410-859-5634.
Collecting yard debris
On Saturday, the county is placing a trash bin outside the North Glen Improvement Association Hall, Wellham Avenue off Furnace Branch Road.
Residents can bring yard debris to the bin between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The association is having its spring flea market the same day. Tables inside are $10 and an outside space is $7. There will be a refreshment concession, white elephant sale and bake table. Donations are accepted.
Science fun at library
The Bubble Monster is coming to the Linthicum library at 7 p.m., Thursday. Based on the book "Bubble Monster and Other Science Fun," the program will demonstrate how to have fun at home with simple science experiments. The half-hour program is for children ages 3 to 8 and their families.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The program will be followed by a book sale and signing.
Also, Thomas Kovacsi's Star Trek collection will be on display at the library the rest of the month.
Pub Date: 4/13/97