McFarlands celebrate 50 years together

Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2010

Lee McFarland and Myla Moore McFarland met on the Moose River in 1959. Myla was going to Kenai High School with Lee's sister Velma. Lee got pretty excited when Velma told him there was a new girl in town and she lived on Moose Rivera where her parents, Cotton and Lorrayne Moore and her three brothers were homesteading 160 acres. They eventually started dating; Now dating as homesteader's children in the 50's was a little more challenging. Especially when you live two miles up the Moose River with no road and two swamps to cross. However love overcomes all things, so they dated by boat or walked in and out the two miles crossing the swamps. Sometimes Lee would drop Myla a note tied to a rock out of his airplane that would say, "I'll pick you up by boat at 6:00". Those were the good old days.

Lee McFarland, Myla Moore McFarland

Lee and Myla were married July 22, 1960 and lived in a house they built on the Kenai River in Sterling. They were blessed with two great kids Marquitta and Dwayne. They are blessed with three grandsons, Keaton, Aaron, Josh and three great-granddaughters.

All this time they have been living right here in Sterling, Soldotna and Brown's Lake. They have worked together flying fish, spotting herring, owned a clothing store (Myla's Fashions) developed real estate and even did some gold mining. Recent years Lee has worked oilfield/construction and Myla is a local Realtor.

The most important part of their lives has always been to spend time with family and friends, and they are looking forward to many more years of enjoying the same.

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