New Farm Park, Brisbane

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A GOLDEN MILESTONE

Last Sunday we were invited to our friends', Golden Wedding Anniversary. Bill and Ruvé are a lovely couple, Bill came from Ireland many years ago and Ruvé comes from Sydney.

We had a nice afternoon tea on their huge back patio overlooking their natural pool and wonderful acre of forest garden. They have many hobbies. Bill sings in a choir and loves his Irish songs. Here he serenades his wife of 50 years. Their five children were among the guests.


We both forgot our camera's and had to use our phones.


Both well into their seventies, they have done a lot of adventure tours and trekking. A few months ago they were trekking in Nepal. Ruvé climbed to the first base of Mt Everest. A few years ago she climbed to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. Poor Bill has had operations on his feet over the past year and this has slowed him down a little.
Blogging friend, Titania from ''Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow in my Garden"also celebrated her 50th Wedding Anniversary this week. What an inspiration these two couples are!

14 comments:

  1. Golden indeed! Congratulations to both couples; it is a wonderful milestone to celebrate.

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  2. What a sweet couple, Diane. Congrats to both of them. My sweet inlaws have been married for 70 years now... Amazing, isn't it?

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. It is a lovely milestone (and I speak from experience having passed it by almost 3 years). Sometimes I can't believe it was so long ago....

    Looks like a great party!

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  4. Awwwwe! What a couple of cuties! I'll bet a great time was had by all :-)

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  5. What a lovely couple!! So few people make it to 50 years anymore, it is truly a huge milestone! My parents celebrated theirs just a couple of years ago and we girls (my sisters and I) had a blast planning all sorts of surprises for them.

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  6. Ah, that is True Love. With a great big dollop of adventure thrown in to boot! What amazing people there are in this world. It must a real pleasure to be able to say "They're my friends."

    Cheers,

    Cindy

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  7. oh how lovely, I love to hear of long and happy marriages. Best wishes to you Diane and all your family and friends.

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  8. What a lovely celebration Diane. Thank goodness for cell phones. I'm glad you got these photos to share with us, they're great and I enjoyed this post very much.

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  9. 50 years is worth celebrating! Love your new banner pic.

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  10. WOW! Certainly reason to celebrate and, I suspect there is even a little envy on my part.
    Diane this really is a lovely story and something to aim for.
    My best wishes.

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  11. We have to wait for another 10 years to celebrate our 50th, if I don't kill him before !

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  12. Half of that was enough for me before I bailed out. If I am right your grandson is 4 weeks old today. My, how time flies. We have just over 4 weeks to go.

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  13. A remarkable milestone...thank you for sharing with all of us...I always look forward to catching up on your writings and photographs...uplifting, informative and inspirational

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  14. 50 years! That is just so wonderful. The celebration looked delightful and fun. We are going to one next week end. The couple had 12 children with two dieing in thier youth. Today they have over 75 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildre. Just the thought makes me tired.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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