Michael and Linda (Volkert) Gundel of Rockland recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married Dec. 20, 1969, in Buffalo, N.Y.

Mike and Linda have four children, Heidi Folan of Gilford, N.H., Chris Gundel of Rockland, Greta Bailey of Lewiston and Jonathan Gundel of Bucksport. They also have six grandchildren, Brendan and Ryan of Gilford, N.H., Aidan and Tucker of Lewiston, and Gabby and Natalie of Bucksport. They are happily awaiting the birth of their seventh grandchild in March.

They celebrated their anniversary at a dinner party given by their children and spouses at the Samoset Resort.

Mike recently retired after 19 years as principal of Rockland District High School. He enjoys fishing, hiking, skiing and working for himself at Penobscot Streams and Trails as a registered Maine Guide. Linda is a kindergarten teacher at Gilford Butler School and enjoys gardening, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.