How did you two meet? Tell us your story.
Frank and I go a long ways back. Frank was born June 6,1942 and I, Feb. 26,1943. After Frank and I started dating we learned that when we were in baby carriages, our mothers used to talk and compare us when they passed on the street in Langley, BC.
We both were great fans of roller skating and would see each other at the rink but never talked until Dec. 28, 1958. Frank ended up taking me home from the skating rink and asked me to go out on New Years Eve; I have never looked back. We went to his school graduation together the following spring and have been together ever since. We were married in Cloverdale, BC on July 30, 1963.
What have you learned in your years of marriage?
As far as the secret to a long marriage, for me, it is to never go to bed mad. What I have learned about marriage is that it is not always a fifty/fifty split. Sometimes you have to give more than you get and be happy with it and then sometimes you may get more than you give. Our favourite memory together is a hard one as we have had so many good times, but probably the birth of our two sons would be right at the top of the list. Our first son was born in the back of a taxi on the way to the hospital at Garden Bay, BC, on the Sunshine Coast. Another favourite memory was moving to Anahim Lake, BC, where we have spent the last 38 years.
What do you love most about each other?
For me, Frank’s ability to speak so easily to people, his sense of humour and his honesty are always what I admire most. Frank says that we don’t have enough paper for him to write what he has to say about me, but to put it in a few words, he owes me his life because without my kidney donation to him, he wouldn’t have made it to our 50th anniversary. One of our greatest achievements has to be having raised two wonderful boys, who have now given us 5 great grand kids and that we have lived our lives so that we could retire happy and secure. Cheers, Frank and Betty