'Don't leave an argument' is diamond couple's key
Published 28 Dec 2012 14:30 0 Comments
Tillicoultry couple celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary
TILLICOULTRY couple Elizabeth and Thomas Hughes were delighted to be celebrating their Diamond wedding anniversary last Thursday.
The pair, both 80, were wed on 20th December, 1952 at the Tilly Parish Church by Reverend George Lyle and have enjoyed many a happy year together.
Thomas, who was born in Clackmannan, spent most of his working days at the Meta Brickworks in Fishcross were he served his time for 34 years. Elizabeth was a worker at J.D. Paton Woolen Mill where she helped weave a royal rug made of Dundee Tartan for the Queen.
They have three children; Thomas, Christine and Linda. Five grandchildren; Kirstie, Michael, Martin, Louise and James, and two great grandchildren, Elle and Reece.
Elizabeth says she and Thomas met in 1947 on a type of 'blind date' after she was introduced to her future husband by a friend. Although she initially wasn't sure about Thomas, she soon fell for him and the pair have been inseparable for 60 years.
During their retirement, the couple took up fishing and have many great memories of trips and holidays up in Watten, Caithness, where they enjoyed their hobby.
And Elizabeth's advice on the secret of a happy marriage, "Don't go to bed on an argument - as you don't know what's around the corner."
This article appeared in Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser 26 Dec 12
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