CELEBRATING their 65th anniversary last week, Glenis Scott (84) said she and husband Merv (89) had found communication was the key to a successful marriage.
‘My advice to all my grandchildren is communication ” if you don’t have communication, you won’t survive,’ Mrs Scott said.
They met in February 1949 and married on November 12 in Ipswich, Queensland.
‘We met in a little town, Lowood ” Merv was in the railway and I was working in the office in the railway yard,’ she said.
They moved to Perth in 2000 to be closer to their daughters, and then to Ledge Point last year, where one daughter lives. Their other daughter lives in Geraldton and two sons are in Queensland, and the Scotts have 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, plus another three due next year.
Mrs Scott said having children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren had been highlights of their marital longevity.
‘Having great-grandchildren together is a wonderful thing,’ she said.
The pair joined a Seniors Week excursion to Wanneroo, organised by the Shire of Gingin, on November 11 and then celebrated with family in the Swan Valley last Wednesday.
– Seniors outing, page 6