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Couple to mark 68 years together

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November 30, 2017

Les Hannam and wife Phyl celebrating Les’ 90th birthday.

Les and Phyl Hannam celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary over the weekend, after getting married in 1949.

They have three children — David, Julie, and Karen.

It is interesting to hear tales of long married couples around Nagambie as to why they have lived together so long.

Les turned 90 in 2016 and was asked what has kept him living so long.

One contributing factor he said was a happy marriage.

‘‘I married my wife Phyll in 1949 and we will celebrate our 68th anniversary this week on November 27. We have three children, David, Julie and Karen.’’

The couple has lived in Nagambie most of their lives and enjoyed bringing up their family here.

Les and Phyl have cared for each other through the good and bad times, and supported one another in their many years of marriage.

It has not always been easy, but with the love of their family and friends they are happy to reach this milestone in their lives.

In his sixties, Les decided to retire and enjoy his retirement. He loves fishing.

‘‘I reckon I am the best fisherman around and a good bowler after playing for 55 years,’’ he said when he joined the nonagenarian club.

Les and Phyll are proud of their children and grandchildren and proud to have contributed to the Hannam family heritage.

Their son David and wife Maria presented them with Melissa and Stacey; eldest daughter Julie and husband Robert Harrington blessed them with Naomi and Mark, and great grandchild Mark has a two-year-old son Mason.

Their youngest daughter Karen and Ed Shiels granted the couple grandchildren Mike, Jason and Sarah.

Les and Phyll enjoy having their family visit and they would like to thank their family and friends for their special wishes on their 68th anniversary.

-Diane Grant

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