Fifty Years – Half a Century

My mother was born October 24th 1943, and my father was born November 6th 1939. Both from opposite ends of the kingdom. My mother was born in Warwickshire, England, and my father was born in Glasgow, Scotland.

They met in 1962, after my uncle introduced them to each. My mother apparently said “I’m going to marry him” after my father walked away. And they did.

They married in Rugby, in Warwickshire on December 5th 1964. Today they celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary. There has been a lot that should have seen both of them dead, but they fought through. We are a family of fighters. We don’t give up.

Hepatitis B
Stroke
Brain Tumour
Ulcerative Colitis
Mugging

Through all of that they stayed together. In sickness and in health.

Congratulations mum and dad. Happy Golden Wedding Anniversary

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45 thoughts on “Fifty Years – Half a Century

  1. You are so nice (son) dear Al, congratulations to them. Love is great and I do believe the power of great loves… Blessing and Happiness to them and to you. Thank you, love, nia

  2. My parents are like that too. They have just celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary – I have two failed marriages so it is nice to see some true love around. They had a different attitude to marriage and to each other which is why they last so long. πŸ˜€

    • Thank you. It is amazing that in this day and age of just tossing things aside that don’t work, they have made it work even with all the things that should have broken them.

  3. How wonderful to hear that. 50 years and with all what happened, congratulations to them! Hope they had a wonderful day and remember great times together!

  4. Congratulations on such a wonderful milestone!! My parents only just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and it really is such a special thing. I hope your parents have many many more happy years together.

  5. Happy Anniversary to them! I love hearing stories like this, that despite tough times that love is still out there and enduring. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Sheena. They have endured so much. Just over two years ago, she was told she had aggressive terminal cancer. Then last year was told it was a false alarm

  6. Wow! That’s wonderful. Not too many people can say their parents are still married in this day and age. Congratulations to your parents! Do they live near you? Is there going to be a special anniversary party or anything? We put pictures in the paper of folks who live to be married so long… 25 years, 50 years, 60 years… etc. Do y’all do anything like that? πŸ™‚

    • We would, but this year has been a hard year for everyone and there has been no money around. We did something special for them on their Ruby anniversary. I wish we could have done, but my sister and brought them two parts of a necklace. One is an ingot and the other is a heart. On the back they both say “love is the eternal bond”

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