Coalsnaughton couple celebrate diamond wedding
A COALSNAUGHTON couple celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary last week.
Francis (82) and May Hunter (80) plan to toast their long-lasting matrimony with a party at the end of the month surrounded by family and friends at the Dunmar House Hotel.
The couple, who first met through friends and became pen pals when Francis spent 18 months in the army, were married on 13 September 1952 at Coalsnaughton Church.
May, who is originally from Leith, moved to the village - where she and Francis have lived since.
Francis left the army to work in an Alva store and then spent 30 years at Prudential before retiring in 1990.
May worked at Hewitt's in Devonside and the Alloa Co-operative before finishing up at Sterling Warehouse.
Francis told the Advertiser that the secret to a successful marriage is not to have arguments.
He jokingly said, "We have a difference of opinion sometimes, but it's fine because I'm always right."
May added, "We've had a good time together. We're very lucky."
The couple like to holiday several times a year by self-driving across the UK.
May said, "We do what we can while we're able."
Over the last 60 years of marriage Francis has enjoyed golf, badminton and hill walking. Nowadays he gets pleasure from May's hobby - going online.
He said, "She's always on the computer. It's the best thing I've ever bought - it gives me peace."
May added, "When he puts sports on the TV I clear out.
This article appeared in Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser 18 Sep 12
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