Peter and Grace Kimm of Potomac celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this week. They were married on Jan. 23, 1954 at Good Shepherd Church in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Peter Kimm has enjoyed a 40-year career improving living conditions for poor people worldwide, mostly with US Agency for International Development. He continues to do consulting work in Indonesia with AID and in Central America with Habitat for Humanity. He is also an avid bicyclist. Grace Kimm has been a long-time peace activist in a variety of roles, both professionally and as a volunteer. She is an avid gardener.
Both Peter and Grace play active roles in their six grandchildren’s lives, driving to practices, games and equestrian events, encouraging homework, basketball and bedtime, and providing a safe haven to play video games.
An anniversary celebration and party is planned for April in Potomac, when Peter and Grace will be joined by their son, Christopher Kimm of Reston, Va., their daughter, Mary Kimm of Potomac, daughter-in-law Virginia Fowler of Potomac, and grandchildren Colin, 20, Emma, 16, Brian, 14, Jeffrey, 12, Matthew, 8, and Elizabeth, 1, all of Horseshoe Lane in Potomac, along with other friends and family.
The Kimms moved to Potomac in 1967.