Fifty years of marriage is a great milestone, and Nagambie couple Maree and Kel Boyle celebrated their 50 ‘‘golden’’ years on November 11, Remembrance Day.
They celebrated their special occasion locally with family and friends at a party lunch.
When asked what made a good, strong, long marriage, a recipe for happiness so to speak, Maree thought about it for a while and said it took a few things.
‘‘You must support one another, care for each other, and Kel has always given me great comfort and care all through the good times and bad,’’ she said.
The bond of devotion still exists between Maree and Kel even after 50 years and their special personal and working relationship is one of the strengths in their marriage.
Kel is a real nature lover, especially of trees. He also likes tinkering with farm machinery and doing things around their home, garden and village.
Maree is a Mothers Union member and loves to cook and do craft work.
Kel and Maree attend St John’s Anglican Church and recently took some time off their hectic schedule to enjoy travelling around a small part of Australia for a few months.
Last Sunday Fr Gary Atherton blessed and gave thanks for the Boyles’ 50 years of marriage after the morning service at St John’s Anglican Church in Nagambie.
— by Diane Grant