Ernie and Rose Pinkston will be observing two special occasions on June 30 when they celebrate, along with family and friends, Ernie’s 90th birthday and the couple’s 70th wedding anniversary.
It’s apparently going to be quite an event, but more about that later. To truly appreciate the specialness of any celebration like this one, it’s always helpful to know a little bit about the people being recognized.
Ernie Pinkston was born to Ethal (Archambo) and Herman Pinkston on Feb. 14, 1929, in an old St. Joe house, in Flat River — the area where the Park Hills Social Security office is located today. The family moved out to the country, in Ste Genevieve County, when Ernie was around 2 years old. He was the middle child of his parent’s nine children, made up of seven boys and two girls.